Urban forests are street trees and other vegetation that provide green spaces within an urban setting. Urban forests provide immense beauty to cities, as well as many benefits for people and nature. Invasive tree pests threaten the health of our urban forests.
Help protect your urban forests and adopt a tree to monitor for signs of invasive pests.
The main benefit of using biocontrol is that they conduct the management for you, keeping invasive species populations in check and reducing the need for human intervention.
Over the summer Brittney and Robert (our Early Detection Team), and partners with Parks, conducted a survey to determine the feasibility of invasive species removal/control and restoration work.
The SLELO region is part of an exciting pilot study that is investigating combining short-term systemic insecticides and long-term biological control to help preserve ash resources in black and green ash forests.
Spotted lanternfly feeds on nearly 70 different plant species including apple and grapes. Being that New York is the second largest apple producer and third largest grape producer in the US the state stands to loose $358.4 million in annual crop yields.
The first phase of this initiative, “Aquatic and Riparian Invasive Species Inventory and Habitat Assessment,” focused on three select tributaries in Eastern Lake Ontario—Sandy Creek, South Sandy Creek and Deer […]
Want a summer job where you can get paid to protect the waters you enjoy?
Do you have some extra time on your hands and want to do something that will help out but is also safe during COVID? You can help enhance invasive species outreach efforts from the comfort of your phone!
Although 2020 was a challenging year for all of us, the SLELO Partnership was able to accomplish quite a bit. We assisted with restoration efforts on Tug Hill by planting […]
During 2020, 10 Watercraft Inspection Stewards were stationed at nearly 30 launches, inspected 12,455 watercrafts, and prevented 2,222 species from being spread.