2015 Ash tree and Emerald Ash Borer EcoPeace Treaty Progress and Results
Please click through the slide show above to see all of the various Ash tree and Emerald Ash Borer research sites as of 2015. The slide show highlights a success. For more information, please go to the Success Declared portfolio at this webite.
Two of the Institute for Cooperative BioBalance’s five Hudson Valley area research sites for Ash Trees and the Emerald Ash Borer are within the “severe risk area” of the Mid-Hudson EAB Quarantine Boundary issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The map above shows small red dots where the EAB insect has been verified. The grey hashed area is the “severe risk area” which is within 5 miles of the core infested area. It is well known that the insect moves by both flying with its own wings–which it can do up to several miles–but also by being moved in firewood. This area is quarantined for the movement of firewood.
The Red Hook research site and the Omega Institute research site have not shown any evidence of Emerald Ash Borer presence from 2012 through 2015. The sites have received Cooperative BioBalance®, CoExistence Technologies®, and EcoPeace Treaty® bio-energy treatments for those 4 years. Thus, we are declaring success on those sites for 2015.
For more information about the whole project, please go to the Ash/EAB Summary portfolio at this website.