The Emerald Ash Borer has officially been found in NY state. This is an invasive exotic, species that lays their eggs in the ash tree and the subsequent larva eat and destroy the trees as the insects grow and develop. The area this insect was found is approximately 10 miles (as a bug flies) from our farm. This is devastating news to us. Not only because it is never good to have an invasive species take over, but because we have many mature ash trees on our property. So now we are in the position of having to research and learn what we as landowners of forested land with ash should do given that we are in the quarantined area.