Flooded yard in Schoharie County after Hurricane Irene (2011)
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Disaster preparedness is a prudent step to take.


Your home is important to you and your family. Learn how to manage pests, safeguard your home for your children, prepare for emergencies, and more in this section. If you need more assistance, please call CCE Genesee County at 585-343-3040.

Emerald Ash Borer Information

Emerald Ash Borer Information Page

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire is an invasive, wood boring beetle native to Asia that feeds on and eventually kills all species of Ash. The EAB was first found in North America in 2002 near Detroit and since has spread to 13 states and two Canadian provinces, killing hundreds of millions of Ash trees in rural and urban settings. EAB has been found in a number of New York State counties, and a quarantine zone is in effect to prevent its further spread.  

To find a certified arborist: Per the NYS DEC (http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5291.html) you can visit the NYS Arborists website to find a certified arborist at https://nysarborists.com/. Call our office for more information or contact the Region 8 DEC office at (585) 226-2466.

Last updated July 6, 2020