ITHACA, NY—- The 700 block of Stewart Ave will be closed to with web traffic for a number of days as the city as well as state teams work to eliminate trees infested by the intrusive Spotted Lantern Fly. The Spotted Lantern Fly was spotted on site last autumn as well as is causing havoc, causing trees and various other kinds of plant hosts to gradually pass away. Ithaca’s rangeress Jeanne Grace said the trees are being removed to slow the spread as the discovered light fly has been recognized to spread rapidly and also inconspicuously to the surrounding greenery. Tree removal is set up to start on April 15 at 7 a.m. and advance Friday, April 16 and also Monday, April 19, with a break on Saturday and Sunday. The teams, led by a group from New York State Agriculture and also Markets, will be actively functioning nowadays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. According to Grace, the task is being managed by Agriculture and also Markets and also a city crew is help.


Trees will certainly be eliminated on both sides of the roadway and also only regional website traffic as well as emergency situation cars will certainly be permitted via.

The block to avoid is between University Ave and also Willard Way. Website traffic uses Willard Way as a detour.