Gwendolyn Craig, August 28, 2020
It appears more than just a few ash trees at the Warren County boat launch in Chester are infected with the emerald ash borer, surveyors are finding.
The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and the state Department of Environmental Conservation began checking ash trees within a five-mile radius of the boat launch after the invasive insect was found earlier this month. It was the first known infestation in the Adirondack Park.
“DEC’s survey work has discovered additional suspect sites within a five-mile radius,” an agency spokesperson confirmed this week. “DEC is working to confirm those on the outer edges, some of which are on private property and require landowner consent for investigation.”