In this Daily Gazette interview, Joe Oszust from Davey's Albany office sits for a Q&A to discuss Invasive Species Awareness Week.

Posted: March 05, 2024

As a professional arborist, Joe Oszust, 44, spends a lot more time than most thinking about hemlock woolly adelgid, emerald ash borer and other invasive species.

Not only can such invasive plants and pests damage a local economy or environment, “invasive species can destroy the places we love and require costly solutions,” according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

By some estimates, invasive species in the country can cause more than $120 billion in damages annually.

So, perhaps we should all be paying closer attention.

I spoke with Oszust, who works for Davey Tree Services in the Capital Region, for Invasive Species Awareness Week, which ends Sunday.

To read the Q&A, click here.

For more information, contact the Albany Davey office.

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey has over 12,000 employees and is the ninth largest employee-owned company in the U.S. This year, Davey celebrates 45 years of employee ownership – Join us and apply today! 

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