Vermont’s biggest emerald ash borer infestation is where Washington, Orange and Caledonia counties meet. But it’s spreading. Only three counties are unaffected. What can Vermonters do?
“Biocontrol agents won’t do much to prevent a “first wave” of tree deaths though, Rosovsky says, and state agencies are also actively pursuing roadside surveys, volunteer trapping programs and citizen reports. Regionally, volunteers deployed purple traps this year and may do so again next year, said Windham County Forester Sam Schneski. The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation has also been helping towns coordinate inventories of ash trees on town land and rights of way."
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