invasive species

By Lillian Browne on Wednesday, May. 25, 2011 - 11:23 am
Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower leads a "weed walk" in Bloomville earlier this month. Photo by Lillian Browne. We're delighted to introduce Lillian Browne, a new Watershed Post contributor. Browne is a farmer, writer and self-described adventure seeker who... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2011 - 12:40 pm
As if the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorned beetle weren't enough: In the last few years, a small, brown, smelly invader has moved into the Hudson Valley. It's Halyomorpha halys, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, and it's after your apple trees.... Read more
By Pure Catskills on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 - 11:51 am
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 - 5:22 pm
A truck injection. Photo from the Arborjet website. The insatiable emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that is death to ash trees, has already been spotted in parts of the Catskills, including Kingston, Saugerties, and locations in Greene County. While... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 - 11:18 am
Giant hogweed: Photo from DEC In the midst of a tight new budget and a departmental hiring freeze, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has one job for which it is actually hiring: giant hogweed wrangler. Thanks to funding set aside... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 - 11:25 am
Among the local projects that watched their funding evaporate last week, when Senate Republicans voted down a $1.2 trillion budget package: A $500,000 earmark for fighting Asian longhorned beetle. The Daily Mail reports: Several earmarks destined for the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 - 8:35 am
If you thought bedbugs were strictly a downstate problem, think again, says the Times Herald-Record. ...[T]hey've also been found in a Kingston clothing store, a City of Newburgh apartment complex, and local movie theaters, office buildings, taxis, moving... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 - 10:58 am
As if flash floods and the emerald ash borer weren't enough to deal with, the Sullivan County Democrat reports that Sullivan County is the next frontier of a national plague of feral swine. The Democrat interviewed the grandson of farmers in Long Eddy,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 - 4:58 pm
Bad news for Kingston's ash trees: Last week, the USDA found emerald ash borer-infested trees in the city. Alderman Bill Reynolds, who blogs at, has a press release from Kingston environmental educator Steve Noble: New York... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Sep. 7, 2010 - 8:42 pm
Recently, New York State timber industry professionals met at Belleayre, at an emergency summit convened in response to the discovery of the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer in Ulster and Greene counties. Buried at the bottom of today's Daily Mail report on the... Read more


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