Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Tioga Co.
TIOGA CO., NY (WENY) -- An invasive beetle found its way to Tioga County, New York.
The Department of Environmental Conservation reported finding an Emerald Ash Borer in a trap in the county. The beetle was found just two miles from the Pennsylvania border, and six miles east of the Chemung County line. Tioga is the 13th New York county where the beetle has been found.
The beetle is a serious threat to ash trees, and the DEC is trying to slow the spread across the state. Several New York counties, along with the state of Pennsylvania are either under state or federal quarantine.
To help stop the spread, it's illegal in New York to transport firewood across state lines, more than 50 miles from its source, or outsize a quarantined zone.