Please click to see the next slide. . . . . . Read the story below. . . . . These 2 Ash trees, the "Twins", were spotted on November 18, 2012, by Dr. Jim Conroy, when this Blairstown site joined the Northeast USA Ash Tree and Emerald Ash Borer Research Study.
Please click to see the next slide. . . . . .  Read the story below. . . . .  These 2 Ash trees, the "Twins",  were spotted on November 18, 2012, by Dr. Jim Conroy, when this Blairstown site joined the Northeast USA Ash Tree and Emerald Ash Borer Research Study.
As soon as the weather broke in early March, 2013, Dr. Conroy and Ms. Alexander started finding and marking more Ash trees.
As soon as the weather broke in early March, 2013, Dr. Conroy and Ms. Alexander started finding and marking more Ash trees.
Seeking and finding more Ash trees. Note the "TV Antenae" shape of the upper branches.
Seeking and finding more Ash trees.  Note the "TV Antenae" shape of the upper branches.
Ash trees are relatively easy to locate early in spring because they are a bit behind other trees in leafing out. The trees that look thin in this May 4, 2013 photo are Ash trees.
Ash trees are relatively easy to locate early in spring because they are a bit behind other trees in leafing out.  The trees that look thin in this May 4, 2013 photo are Ash trees.
May 4, 2013. The "Twins", two Ash trees on top of the rise have become Dr. Jim Conroy's key beacon trees for the area.
May 4, 2013.  The "Twins",  two Ash trees on top of the rise have become Dr. Jim Conroy
By May 17, 2013, all trees have leafed out, including the Twin Ash trees on the top of the rise.
By May 17, 2013, all trees have leafed out, including the Twin Ash trees on the top of the rise.

Institute for Cooperative BioBalance® EcoSystem Research Study on Ash Trees and Emerald Ash Borer in New Jersey

The largest research site in New Jersey is the  Genesis Farm EcoLiteracy Center. The “Farm” has allowed Dr. Jim Conroy to do his research on the property since 2005.

In late 2012, Dr. Conroy found many Ash trees on the 250 acre property.  He approached the director, Miriam McGillis, and got permission to include it in his Northeast USA Ash Tree and Emerald Ash Borer Research Study.  Please go to that summary at sister website CooperativeBioBalance.org for a more detailed explanation of the study.

Dr. Conroy’s first actions were to find Ash trees on the property.  So far, he has about a dozen treatment zones.

The Emerald Ash Borer is know to be just to west in Pennsylvania.  It has not yet been officially found in New Jersey, but it is expected to be found in New Jersey in 2016.

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