Emerald Ash Borer in Niagara

It’s true… the Emerald Ash Borer, a non-native invasive species, has been killing millions of ash trees in southwestern Ontario and the US.

This insect can quickly spread by people moving infested ash materials and firewood to new areas. It is important to take steps to reduce the infestation. This pest attacks and kills all species of ash, except mountain ash because this type of tree is not a true ash. If you have any type of ash tree on your property, and think it might be infested, please reach out to our team at Safe Tree. Our Tree and Plant Health Care Specialists can come assess your property and offer valuable information on how to solve this.

From the Niagara Penninsula Conservation Authority:

In 2009, Emerald Ash Borer was detected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in the Niagara Region.

The Niagara Region has been deemed by the CFIA as a “regulated area”. A regulated area is an area where specific ash materials are not to be moved out of in order to prevent the spread of EAB.

A Federal Ministerial Order has been put in place that prohibits the movement of any ash material and firewood of all ash species out of the Niagara Region into non-regulated areas unless written permission is given by the CFIA.

But don’t fret, we can help! Contact us HERE if you suspect an infestation on your property.

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