St. Lawrence County horticulturist says emerald ash border moving closer to St. Lawrence County
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 7:06 am

To the Editor:

With the emerald ash borer (EAB) less than a mile from the border of St. Lawrence County in a number of locations, community preparedness is critical, because we have seen that in regions already hit by EAB, it has sometimes been a very short time—one to two years—between detection and widespread tree mortality.

I would like to thank National Grid, and especially John Payton and his crew, for volunteering to deploy 17 EAB monitoring traps throughout St. Lawrence County.

They have gone above and beyond what I would have expected from a public utility, and done so with enthusiasm, not to mention professionalism.

If you see a purple EAB trap around SLC, that is courtesy of National Grid.

Paul Hetzler

Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County