Invasive Species Program

Tree Saver 

The Tree Saver Program can save trees from certain death! Are you concerned about one of your hemlock trees? Or perhaps one of your ash trees? Whether they're a sentimental tree out in the woods or one nearby your home, perhaps you wish to save them.  

Eastern hemlock is being devastated by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA--Adelges tsugae); a sap-sucking insect. Ash trees are being devastated by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB--Agrilus planipennis); a boring insect that strips the inner cambium. In each case, the result is the same - a dead tree. It doesn't matter how healthy your tree initially was. Treat now or forever hold your peace.

Treatment may also make sense if you're trying to save money. Removing a large, hazardous tree near your home can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000. What are you waiting for? EAB & HWA surely won't.


Forest Saver 

Invasive plant species in our Catskill forests can take over the land you may be managing for wildlife, timber, recreation, maple sugaring, or a variety of other purposes. We typically see multifloral rose, Japanese barberry, and European honeysuckle creating a nearly impenetrable landscape within some of our forests.  

Fruit production can be reduced, water flow and nutrient cycling can be disrupted, and even the composition of the soil can be changed if left untreated. Invasives don't wait - and neither should you!  

The CFA can help by reducing the spread and therefore reducing the impact these invasive plants can have on our native vegetation. We offer ultra low dose methods of application reducing the impacts to native vegetation, and reducing the risk of water or soil contamination.  

If you think you're seeing something that doesn't look quite right with your forest, or if you think that it may soon be overrun with an invasive species, we can help. The CFA Staff are NYS DEC Certified to apply the most cost-effective, oil-based chemical treatments to your forests. Our ultra-low volume methods mean we use less product per acre, translating into less risk, and less cost for you. Our treatments help ensure proper recovery and protection to your forests.


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