Finch foresters have assembled the materials below to provide you with information on a variety of forest health and management topics.
- AUGUST 23, 2011: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today added Orange County to its eastern state quarantine area (Ulster and Greene counties) to prevent the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a tree-killing beetle. The Emergency Quarantine Order encompasses all of Orange County and restricts the movement of ash trees, ash products, and firewood from all wood species in order to limit the potential introduction of EAB to other areas of the state. Click here to read the full press release.
- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today announced that additional trees in the Randolph (Cattaraugus County) area have been discovered to be infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a tree-killing beetle first confirmed in New York last year. DEC foresters have detected emerging insects on private woodlands south of Interstate 86, but within the previously established EAB quarantine area. Click here to read the full press release.
- New York State has implemented a quarantine in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties restricting the movement of firewood from all wood species, as well as any ash trees and ash products, in an effort to prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. Click here to read the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s full announcement (PDF).
- An invasive insect known as the Emerald Ash Borer has been found in southwestern New York State. The insect is highly destructive to all North American ash tree species, and can be imported onto your property through improperly treated firewood. To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer and the steps you can take to prevent the infestation from spreading, please click here (PDF).
- Learn about Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification at www.fscus.org
- Learn about Sustainable Forestry Initiative(SFI) Certification at www.sfiprogram.org
- Learn about Private Forest Management at dec.ny.gov
- USDA Forest Service Warning on Invasive Pests & Firewood (Jpeg)
Finch Forest Management has additional resources available to private landowners upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 793-2541 ext. 5693 to receive informational packets about sustainable forestry, controlling invasive species, New York’s endangered and threatened species, and natural regeneration.