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New Publication Offers Strategies to Address Ash Loss

October 3, 2023
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Image shows the report cover, which is a look up at the trunk and leafless canopy of an ash tree

The impacts of ash mortality in the region have been multifaceted, with the emerald ash borer leading to ecological, cultural, and economic loss. Seeing this decline firsthand, Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist Dave Orwig and a team of researchers have created Managing Northeastern Forests Threatened by Emerald Ash Borer, a publication that describes adaptive strategies available to address the loss of ash from our forests.

The resource, which also describes opportunities to help ash species survive the nonindigenous emerald ash borer (EAB), was led by UMass Amherst's Paul Catanzaro in collaboration with other institutions and tribes throughout the northeast. The publication, which stresses the opportunity to help maintain the presence of ash, including strategies such as addressing deer herbivory and identifying female, seed-producing trees. Printed copies of the report can be requested by contacting Paul Catanzaro at

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