Protecting Our Trees

What are invasive species? Non-native species that adversely effect the habitats they invade economically, environmentally or ecologically. An invasive species can be any type of organism including plants, animals, and diseases. Moved from their native region to our region, their populations are often able to grow unchecked. Their proliferation can lead to the extinction of native plants and animals and permanently alter habitats.

To learn about Oak wilt and how to stop its spread:

To learn about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid:

More information about invasive species can be found at:

New York Invasive Species website:

Capital Mohawk Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Managment:

New York DEC website: