Environmental Conservation Board Resources


ECB Resources - Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers


Insects (General)

Insects (Emerald Ash Borer)

  • Emerald Ash Borer Update: Presented by Juli Gould, Entomologist with UDDA APHIS. This webinar provides background on EAB establishment and spread, and discussion of research to date on biological control methods, including the success of introduction of Tetrastichus planipennisi, a parasitic non-stinging wasp that attacks EAB . This webinar is one hour long.

Insects (Spotted Lantern Fly)

Insects (Ticks)

Insects (Wooley Adelgid)

  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

  • New York State Hemlock Initiative: Landowner Hemlock Prioritization ToolkitAs a forest owner, figuring out which forest problems to address can be challenging. Hemlock is just one of many tree species you probably have on your property. Why should they get your time and attention? Hemlocks provide some services that other species can't—supporting both land species and stabilizing stream habitats. TRhey also provide a unique environment for you to enjoy on your property. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) can kill all of the hemlocks on your property is left untreated, but the available treatments work very well and are effective for several years. Whether you own a handful of hemlocks or hundreds of acres of them, this tool can help you think through what value your hemlocks bring to your property, and which hemlocks are the most important to conserve.

  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Presented by Mark Whitmore, Cornell University. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is one of the most important ecological problems facing forests in eastern North America. Having ravaged forests in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding areas, it has been moving much more slowly as it spreads northward. This hour-long video is a comprehensive review of management strategies with particular emphasis on biological controls. This webinar was presented in 2018.

Insects (Gypsy Moth)

Insects (Asian Longhorned Beetle)

  • Asian Longhorned Beetle: Presented by Dr. Kevin Dodds, USDA Forest Service Entomologist. The Asian Longhorned Beetle has escaped from its infestation of urban trees and has begun impacting rural woodlands. This beetle has had significant impact on Maple trees, particularly Red Maple, in downstate New York. It is not current established in the Finger Lakes or western New York although there is concern for its spread. This is an 80-minute video originally presented in 2014.


Reptiles & Amphibians

General Animal Topics


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