ALB was first found in Brooklyn, New York in August 1996. The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM) issued the New York quarantine order 1NYCRR Part 139, Control of the Asian Longhorned Beetle on December 12, 1996. Due to additional detection of ALB infested trees, quarantine areas have expanded or have been added in New York. APHIS first issued a Federal Order that mirrors the regulated boundaries of the State on March 7, 1997. In New York, the NYSDAM and APHIS work together to operate the ALB eradication program.
For questions about the New York ALB Eradication Program, please call 1-866-265-0301.
Currently, 137 square miles are regulated for ALB in the State, including the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens and part of central Long Island. Eradication of the beetle was declared for infestations in Manhattan, Staten Island, and Islip.
Regulated material may not be removed from quarantine areas unless accompanied by a Limited Permit or Certificate authorizing such movement. Anyone handling ALB regulated material who wishes to obtain a NYSDAM Compliance Agreement, enabling the movement of wood for purposes of disposal, may do so by contacting NYSDAM. Free compliance trainings are offered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and are available for any businesses or individuals engaged in activities requiring the proper handling, movement, and disposal of regulated articles that are harvested within the ALB regulated areas.
For more information about ALB compliance training in New York, please call 631-288-1751.