MUNICIPALITIES AND HOMEOWNERS ARE EMPLOYING SOME EXPENSIVE AND SOMETIMES FUTILE REMEDIES TO COMBAT THE NASTY WORK OF CHINA’S EMERALD ASH BORER.
When Todd Robinson returned home from the Vietnam War in 1968, he recalled the shock of driving down Richmond Avenue and seeing the devastation. The elm trees were all cut down,” Robinson recalled. “It looked like a barren wasteland. … I saw just stumps.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – IN JUST A FEW YEARS THE EMERALD ASH BORER HAS ALREADY LAID WASTE TO THOUSANDS OF TREES IN WESTERN NEW YORK, AND NOW THE BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY IS DRAWING A LINE IN THE SAND.
But can parks officials stop or slow down a ravenous pest that has been shown to be–up to this point–unstoppable?