ALB Update May 2017

Clermont County

Tree removals are ongoing. Property owners are asked to communicate any concerns with the contractor in advance of tree removal work being conducted. Ground and tree-climbing survey crews continue to conduct delimiting surveys, inspecting all host trees throughout the regulated areas in Clermont County. Staff survey for the presence of ALB by examining individual host trees for signs of beetle damage. The following numbers pertain to the tree removals and surveys currently being conducted:

  • 2,327,835 Number of tree surveys conducted as of 5/6/17 (since surveys began on 7/1/11)
  • 18,868 Number of ALB infested trees confirmed as of 5/6/17 (since detection on 6/17/11)
  • 18,625 Number of ALB infested trees removed as of 5/6/17 (since removals started on 11/14/11)
  • 75,849 Number of ALB high risk host trees removed as of 5/6/17 (since removals started on 5/1/13)
  • 36,130 Number of ALB high risk host tree treatments conducted since 2013
  • 61 Square-miles under regulation; see “Regulated Area” map: http://agri.ohio.gov/topnews/asianbeetle/docs/ALB_ohio_quarantine_082112.pdf

The quarantine restricts the movement of hardwood logs, firewood, stumps, roots and branches out of the regulated area and also restricts the sale of nursery stock, green lumber, and logs of the following trees: maples, horse chestnut, buckeye, mimosa, birch, ash, golden raintree, katsura, sycamore, poplar, willow, mountain ash, and elms. Program staff continue to monitor regulated areas, respond to service calls and conduct training sessions for compliance agreements.

For the full article Ohio Media Update_05122017