5 02, 2018

Green-Wood Cemetery Employs Drone to Assist with Oak Wilt Diagnosis

By |2018-02-05T11:34:59-05:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects, Innovative Projects and Programs, NYC, Technology|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Green-Wood Cemetery Employs Drone to Assist with Oak Wilt Diagnosis

A drone’s aerial perspective on a red oak (Quercus rubra), infected with oak wilt, in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. NYSDEC recently launched its use of drones for things like monitoring coastal erosion on Lake Ontario, exploration of bat caves in Mineville, restoration of beach dunes on [...]

30 09, 2017

NYC Parks Director of Forestry-Brooklyn Andrew Ullman on Containing Oak Wilt

By |2017-10-03T17:34:03-04:00September 30th, 2017|Categories: DEC, Diseases and Insects, NYC|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on NYC Parks Director of Forestry-Brooklyn Andrew Ullman on Containing Oak Wilt

NYC Parks Director of Forestry for Brooklyn Andrew Ullman shares news of oak wilt containment efforts in that borough. The image at left shows how oak wilt appears on the leaves of white oak (A) and on red oak (B). The leaves fall prematurely, with some green [...]

23 02, 2017

Opportunity to Stop the Spread of Oak Wilt

By |2017-02-23T12:15:00-05:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Arboriculture, DEC|Tags: |Comments Off on Opportunity to Stop the Spread of Oak Wilt

In this post, NYSDEC Division of Lands and Forests-Forest Health Oak Wilt Operations Coordinator Jennifer Kotary shares a simple way to prevent the spread of oak wilt.   The connection between forest health and urban forestry is apparent in the management of oak wilt, a serious disease [...]

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