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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

EAB Information for Municipalities

Municipalities need to be prepared for the possibility of the emerald ash borer (EAB) infesting community ash trees. The Community Preparedness Plan Workbook (PDF, 200 KB) is a helpful tool.

a debarked ash log
Ash logs can safely be transported if bark
and enough wood are removed.

Our Information for the Wood Products Industry page contains the same information that municipalities need to know including but not limited to:

  • EAB and ash identification
  • Quarantines and regulations
  • Debarking treatment of logs
  • Ash timber markets