Jeff Rider of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation prepares to cut down an ash tree to check for signs of emerald ash borer infestation in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Thursday, April ... more 
Jeff Rider of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation prepares to cut down an ash tree to check for signs of emerald ash borer infestation in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Thursday, April 12, 2012. The invasive beetle that has destroyed tens of millions of ash trees over the past decade has been found east of the Hudson River for the first time, marking its closest known threat to New England. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mike Groll
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 12:47 PM EDT