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Asian Longhorn Beetle Update

Announcements

Removal Services Needed

APHIS is seeking 4.5-year contract for tree removal services and restoration work for the ALB eradication program in Charleston County, South Carolina. Proposals are due by 10:00 a.m. on 1/31/22. Read the noticehere.

Monitoring Quarantines

You may see state and federal officials monitoring wood movement in and around regulated areas. This work helps protect uninfested communities by limiting its spread to new areas. Officials may issue fines to individuals and businesses that do not comply with the regulations. Find current quarantines and regulationshere.

South Carolina (first detection June 2020)

Regulated Area: 76.4

Charleston/Dorchester Counties (Adams Run, Charleston, Hollywood, Johns Island, Ravenel)

Infested Trees: 5,579

78 – Adams Run

37 – Charleston

4,492 – Hollywood

587 – Johns Island

370 – Ravenel

Removals: 5,012

3,056 Infested

38 – Adams Run

36 – Charleston

2,948 – Hollywood

26 – Johns Island

6 – Ravenel

1,964 High-risk Hosts

168 – Adams Run

14 – Charleston

1,779 – Hollywood

3 – Johns Island

0 – Ravenel

Surveys: 76,614

Tree inspection surveys are helping to determine the size and scope of the infestation. Until the wood material management yard and quarantine are established, all residents in infested areas should stop moving firewood and tree debris from these communities. Movement of firewood, storm debris and tree parts can spread Asian longhorned beetle and establish new infestations elsewhere. Even if beetles are not seen, eggs and larva can be moved within the material. To report the beetle or tree damage, please call 843-973-8329.More information.

Ohio (first detection June 2011)

Regulated Area: 56.5 sq. miles*

Clermont County (Tate and Williamsburg Townships)

* Monroe Township declared eradication in September 2018, reducing the regulated area by .5 sq. miles. Stonelick and Batavia Townships declared eradication in March 2018, reducing the regulated area by 5 sq. miles.

Infested Trees: 21,519

21,434 – Tate Township

48 – Monroe Township

3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township

34 – East Fork Recreational Area

Removals: 113,519

21,300 Infested

21,215 – Tate Township

48 – Monroe Township

3 – Stonelick/Batavia Township

34 – East Fork Recreation Area

92,219 High-risk Hosts

74,706 – Tate Township

1,138 – Monroe Township

0 – Stonelick/Batavia Township

16,375 – East Fork Recreation Area

Surveys: 3,900,730

Ground and aerial survey crews continue to conduct delimiting surveys, inspecting all host trees throughout the regulated areas in Clermont County. Staff continues to monitor regulated areas, respond to service calls and conduct training sessions for compliance agreements. To report suspicious activity, please call 513-381-7180. Infested trees are removed throughout the year, as they are detected. The wood disposal yard located at 2896 State Route 232 in Bethel is open for business: Mon. through Fri. from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wood chips are available for residents from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the first Sat. of every month.More information.

Massachusetts (first detection August 2008)

Regulated Area: 110 sq. miles*

Worcester County (Worcester, West Boylston, Boylston, Holden, Shrewsbury, Auburn)

* Boston (Suffolk County) declared eradication in 2014, reducing the regulated area by 10 sq. miles.

Infested Trees:24,209**

20,760 – Worcester

1,097 – Shrewsbury

233 – Holden

699 – West Boylston

1,413 – Boylston

1 – Auburn

6 – Boston

** In 2018 audits were performed on the tree totals and the counts shown represent the correct totals. Due to additional host trees removed through acreage cuts within the regulated area, the actual numbers of infested trees and trees removed is unknown.

Removals: 36,265**

24,209 Infested

20,760 – Worcester

1,097 – Shrewsbury

235 – Holden

697 – West Boylston

1,413 – Boylston

1 – Auburn

6 – Boston

12,056 High-risk Hosts

11,950 – Worcester

44 – Shrewsbury

0 – Holden

33 – West Boylston

29 – Boylston

0 – Auburn

0 – Boston

Surveys: Inspections continue

Ground and aerial survey crews continue to conduct delimiting surveys, inspecting all host trees throughout the regulated areas in Worcester County. Staff continues to monitor regulated area, respond to service calls and conduct training sessions for compliance agreements. To report suspicious activity, please call 508-852-8110. The program continues to remove and destroy infested trees. Infested trees are removed throughout the year, as they are detected. The wood disposal yard is now located at 0 Dr. Paul Ware Drive in Boylston and is open for business Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.More information.

New York (first detection August 1996)

Regulated Area: 53 sq. miles*

Nassau/Suffolk County (Amityville)

*Brooklyn and Queens declared eradication in 2019, reducing the regulated area by 58 sq. miles. A new infestation detected in the Amityville area in 2013 increased the regulated area by 28 sq. miles. Manhattan (New York County) and Staten Island (Richmond County) declared eradication in 2013, reducing the regulated area by 26 sq. miles. Islip (Suffolk County) declared eradication in 2011, reducing the regulated area by 7 sq. miles.

Infested Trees: 7,227

2,327 – Brooklyn

1,831 – Queens

110 – Manhattan

2,875 – Amityville

27 – Islip

57 – Staten Island/Pralls Island

Removals: 24,097

7,227 Infested

2,327 – Brooklyn

1,831 – Queens

110 – Manhattan

2,875 – Amityville

27 – Islip

57 – Staten Island/Pralls Island

16,870 High-risk Hosts

139 – Brooklyn

911 – Queens

20 – Manhattan

5,378 – Amityville

154 – Islip

10,268 – Staten Island/Pralls Island

Surveys: Inspections continue

Ground and aerial survey crews continue to conduct surveys, inspecting all host trees throughout the regulated areas in Nassau/Suffolk counties. Staff continues to monitor regulated areas, respond to service calls and conduct training sessions for compliance agreements.More information.


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