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SPOTTED LANTERNFLY UPDATE
The Spotted Lanternfly has arrived in Albany Township. The township is within the designated quarantine area. Residents are being asked to educate themselves and help to contain this damaging invasive pest. Here is a compilation of current informational flyers: Spotted Lanternfly Flyers
One of the most important things landowners can do to reduce Spotted Lanternfly infestation is to eliminate Ailanthus Trees ("Tree-Of-Heaven"). Be warned however that simply cutting down ailanthus trees is not a viable long-term approach as the trees are very vigorous stump & root sprouters. They also spread widely by seeds and grow quickly. Here is an informational flyer on how to identify and control ailanthus trees: Tree Of Heaven Flyer
More information can be found on the following websites:
Penn State Extension Spotted Lanternfly Website
PA Dept of Agriculture Spotted Lanternfly Website
WEEDS AND TALL GRASS
Reminder that Albany Township has a Weed Ordinance and all noxious weeds in residential areas and vacant lots should be maintained at no higher than 6” tall. Non-residential areas must be cut by June 15 and August 1 and within 10 days of the appearance of weed flowers. For more details, click here for Weed Ordinances.
RECYCLING PICKUP SUSPENDED
NO DROPOFF OF ANY MATERIALS at the township maintenance building. All recyclable materials may be dropped of at Cougle's Recycling at 1000 S 4th St in Hamburg.
Have you observed a township roadway hazard or pavement damage situation? To report, contact Roadmaster Ryan Rex at (484) 332-0791.