Good afternoon to Hudson Valley Horticulture newsletter subscribers.  

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Cornell University and the USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) just north of Peekskill in Westchester County. This invasive pest was also found in upstate Broome County. For The official DEC press release concerning EAB in Westchester County, click on the “Emerald Ash Borer” link below:

Emerald Ash Borer 

For detailed information on pertinent aspects of EAB for residents, woodlot owners, the Green Industry, municipalities and other interests, see The New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse web site at:

For information on other invasive species affecting New York State, see The New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse web site’s home page at:

For the latest on EAB control options for the commercial applicator, see pages 67 and 68 of your 2014 Cornell Pest Management Guide for Commercial Production and Maintenance of Trees and Shrubs or call your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office.

The 2014 Cornell Pest Management Guide for the Commercial Production and Maintenance of Trees & Shrubs is available for purchase at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County, 3 West Main Street, Suite 112, Elmsford, NY 10523 for the purchase price of $28.00.

For details, call, (914) 285-4640 or send an email to

Best, Jerry Gerald G. Giordano

Senior Horticulture Consultant/

Extension Community Educator/Cooperative Extension Agent