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Ash Borer Alert: NY

Ash  Borer Alert: NY

ELMIRA (WENY)--- Half of New York is now under quarantine because of an invasive beetle that's chewing its way toward the Fingerlakes.

The culprit is the Emerald Ash borer beetle, which is a serious threat to trees. As of May first, 42 counties are under a quarantine.

The state already banned untreated firewood from entering imposed local quarantines and and it's also imposed local quarantines regulating the movement of ash products.