King, Maria
June 2011
New York State Conservationist;Jun2011, Vol. 65 Issue 6, p24
The article discusses the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) efforts to control populations of a bug called the emerald ash borer (EAB) for its role in killing ash trees. The bugs were first discovered in Michigan in 2002, after which they spread to other states including New York. The impact of the loss of 900 million ash trees on the state's environment, economics and culture is explored. Tools and techniques used in the Slow Ash Mortality (SLAM) program are also discussed.


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