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EAB 'Cannot Be Stopped'

Emerald Ash Borer
courtesy NYS DEC
Emerald Ash Borer

  The battle against an invasive pest has been lost in New York's Catskills.

One by one, Ash trees are falling to the emerald ash borer.  According to the Watershed Post, Ulster County and parts of Greene County are heavily impacted -  the bug itself impossible to eradicate. Over the past winter, the New York City DEP cut 4,000 ash trees along Route 28 that showed signs of infestation. 

Towns Affected by the May 2015 EAB Quarantine

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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