ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The invasive beetle that has been decimating ash trees across New York has been found at a state campground in the Hudson Valley.
State environmental officials say a single emerald ash borer turned up in a purple trap at the Kenneth L. Wilson campground in the Ulster County town of Woodstock.
That's near an area west of the river around Kingston that researchers have determined is the eastern-most hot spot so far for the pest first found near Detroit in 2002.
The discovery has authorities renewing warnings to campers about moving untreated firewood around the state. Pests like the borer can hitchhike in wood to colonize new areas.
State and federal crews are trying a variety of tactics to slow the spread of the beetle into New England.
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