Town of Canandaigua residents that were impacted by the storm that occured 6/30/24 can bring their brush to the highway facility Monday July 8th, Tuesday July 10th, & Wednesday July 11th from 7 am to 4 pm
Only RESIDENTIAL BRUSH & DEBRIS will be accepted at this time. Please be sure to have your yellow 2024 Transfer Station hang tag upon arrival. Please contact the Highway Department at (585) 394-3300 or highway@townofcanandaigua.org with any questions.  

Environmental Conservation Board Resources

 

ECB Resources - Invasive Species

Plants

  • NYS DEC Hogweed Information

  • Oak Wilt Information

  • A Giant Problem: The Battle Against Giant Hogweed by Naja Kraus, New York State Department of Conservation, Region 3; and Patty Wakefield-Brown, Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. A review of giant hogweed, its identification, impact and management options. Also includes a discussion of "look-alikes" including Wild Parsnip and Angerlica which also produce psoralens which can cause burns. Hour-long video has some technical issues but provides a very comprehensive review including the rationale behind aggressive management needs.

  • Invasive Plant Ecology and Identification by Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation. This hour-long webinar covers the basic ecology of invasive plants and keys to the identification of those species. Although produced in Maine, the plants covered are found in New York State. Presented in May 2020.

  • Oak Wilt and Its Presence in the Finger Lakes: Presented by Kelsey McLaughlin, NYSDEC Division of Land and Forests. This webinar presents a detailed discussion of the identification and management/eradication of Oak Wilt, a fungal infection which has made appearance in the Finger Lakes region in recent years.

  • Oak Wilt Information

  • A Giant Problem: The Battle Against Giant Hogweed by Naja Kraus, New York State Department of Conservation, Region 3; and Patty Wakefield-Brown, Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. A review of giant hogweed, its identification, impact and management options. Also includes a discussion of "look-alikes" including Wild Parsnip and Angerlica which also produce psoralens which can cause burns. Hour-long video has some technical issues but provides a very comprehensive review including the rationale behind aggressive management needs.

  • A History of Non-Native Forest Pest Invasions by Andrew Liebhold of the U.S. Forest Service. Northeastern forests and those throughout the United States are experiencing dramatic increases in the arrival and abundance of invasive pests. Understanding the ecology of pest invasions and the effects they are likely to have on forest ecosystems will help us prepare for, and respond to, changes they evoke. This hour-long webinar was originally presented in January 2009.

Animals

  • ECB February 2020 Article - A Sorrowful Farewell to Ash Trees

  • Monitoring and Managing Emerald Ash Borer

  • Ash Trees Survival

  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

  • NYS Hemlock Initiative from Cornell University, January 28, 2019

  • Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Fact Sheet

  • 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. They 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.

  • Spotted Lanternfly Update: Survey and Response to Detecting SLF in New York State: This webinar is part of the Finger Lakes Institute/Finger Lakes PRISM Webinar Series on how to identify, observe and report the Spotted Lanternfly and survey using iMapInvasives. Originally presented in October 2020.

  • Spot This! Spotted Lanternfly and the Risk to Our Region: This webinar discusses this invasive pest which affects horticultural and agricultural crops, ornamentals, landscape, forests and shade trees. Every resident of New York and neighboring states could potentially be affected if the Spotted Lanternfly becomes established. This webinar is presented by Tim Weigle, Cornell Cooperative Extension.

  • Gypsy Moths: A Persistent Forest Pest in North America: Andrew Liebhold, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, presents a review of the history of the gypsy moth infestation and its spread across the northeast, with prediction for future spread. Discussion of various attempts at suppression including use of biocontrol techniques to prevent defoliation, as well as employing silvacculture to decrease infestation. This is an 80-minute webinar.

  • InsectXaminer Episode #1: Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): This very short (three-minute) video from the University of Massachusetts describes the gypsy moth lifecycle, impact on trees and natural control. Suggest audio be muted while watching.

  • 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.

  • Oak Wilt and Its Presence in the Finger Lakes: Presented by Kelsey McLaughlin, NYSDEC Division of Land and Forests. This webinar presents a detailed discussion of the identification and management/eradication of Oak Wilt, a fungal infection which has made appearance in the Finger Lakes region in recent years.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lessons of 2019: A Review of Invasive and Native Pests Affecting Northeast Plants: Presented by Margery Daughtrey and Daniel Gilrean, Cornell University. This webinar provides a concise listing of management options. Produced in 2019, it includes references to spotted lantern flies, emerald ash borers, various fungal diseases and newer invasives making appearances. Good discussion of the impact of weather and climate changes on the success of pests. This is a one-hour webinar. NOTE: From the Urban Forestry Today home page, look for the 4/11/19 webinar. There are also other webinars of interest on the home page.

  • What's Eating My Trees and How Do I Kill Them? New York State Department of Environmental Conservation webinar, presented by NY Region ReLeaf Committee, focusing on the gypsy moth. 2 hours.

Aquatic Invasives

General Invasive Species Resources

 


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