Hill Treekeepers is pleased to show off their new online presence where we have all good intentions of keeping our clients, current and new, up to date on what we are doing. Replacing the “Newsletter” format of the old site, we are introducing a blog format that we call “Tree Tips”. When we can, we will attempt to answer a lot of common questions and share news with you here.
Not to worry, the information at the previous website has been carried over and can still be found here.
It’s going into high summer of 2016 now, and we are seeing many regions of the US and Canada being hit hard with Emerald Ash Borer beetles, including a severe outbreak in Ulster and Greene Counties just to the north of Dutchess County. The New York Invasive Species Information Service has a website where you can learn about where they have identified the beetles as established. The beetles are moving westward and are infestation is now being confirmed in Nebraska.
Unfortunately, this elegant looking emerald green beetle has meant the decimation of the native ash tree population in many affected areas. People are also advised about transporting firewood between areas of infestation and areas that show no sign of EAB yet. All of New York State from just north of the NY Thruway to Long Island are in quarantine as you can see by the map at the NYIS website.
If you suspect something is affecting your ash trees, don’t hesitate to contact Hill Treekeepers to have someone check it out for you.