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For Release: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

DEC Announces Emerald Ash Borer Workshop for Forest Landowners

EAB Workshop Scheduled November 1, Canton, NY

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, and State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced today that the agencies are offering a workshop on the invasive pest Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) for forest landowners. All landowners are invited to attend this free workshop. EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species. EAB was confirmed recently in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties by DEC.

What: EAB Workshops for Forest Landowners, St. Lawrence & Franklin counties
When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 5:45 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, 2043 B State Highway 68, Canton, NY 13617

For more information contact Steve Sherwood, DEC Forester, (315) 274-3335 or email

Forest landowners can also request a DEC Forester visit their woodlot and develop a free Forest Stewardship Plan. Forest Stewardship plans address the landowner's objectives and discuss how the arrival or proximity of EAB could impact the owner's forest resources. Forest owners can schedule a site visit by contacting their local DEC Forestry office. To learn more about EAB, as well as efforts to reduce its negative impact and save trees, visit DEC's website.

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