BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – BUFFALO’S LATEST AND BEST WEAPON AGAINST A DESTRUCTIVE PEST THAT HAS ALREADY LAID MILLIONS OF ASH TREES TO WASTE ACROSS THE U.S. IS A CURVED ARBORIST’S HAND SAW.
Foresters for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy use it to strip bark from infested trees to draw the emerald ash borer away from the healthy ash trees.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – IN JUST A FEW YEARS THE EMERALD ASH BORER HAS ALREADY LAID WASTE TO THOUSANDS OF TREES IN WESTERN NEW YORK, AND NOW THE BUFFALO OLMSTED PARKS CONSERVANCY IS DRAWING A LINE IN THE SAND.
But can parks officials stop or slow down a ravenous pest that has been shown to be–up to this point–unstoppable?
LAST UPDATED: APRIL 2016
History: In the 1950’s, the City of Buffalo Planning Commission executed an initiative to channel traffic onto a limited access expressway through Olmsted’s Delaware Park in the area known as the Scajaquada Corridor.
bFLO Times e-newsletter: March/April ’16 Issue
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REMEMBER THE 1950S WHEN DAD AND MOM PACKED THE KIDS IN THE BACK SEAT (WHINING) TO DRIVE TO WASHINGTON, D.C., DURING CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME?
They saw trees and monuments and cemeteries – oh boy! Over the decades the tradition grew and the traffic got thicker. While I’m not one to discourage tourism, this is my tip: Skip Washington this year and experience Buffalo’s Third Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, April 30 through May 7. Characteristic of our new and blooming Buffalo, volunteers and the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy have aced it – with great support from Wegmans, The Mentholatum Company, and much appreciated other sponsors.