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Emerald Ash Borer Is Here!

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Posted: July 4, 2016

The Emerald Ash Borer Working Group advises residents of, and visitors to, the Grey, Bruce, Saugeen, and Sauble areas to not move firewood. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a highly destructive insect pest of Ash trees. The greatest risk of spreading the EAB is through the movement of Ash forest products such as firewood and logs. A single piece of firewood can destroy a million trees. Everyone is encouraged to help slow the infestation to protect Ontario’s trees and forests. Do Not Move Wood.

If you own an Ash Tree that you would like to protect contact your local forestry professional or licensed arborist for treatment advice. To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer infestation visit www.inspection.on.ca/pests.

This Public Service Announcement is from the Counties of Bruce and Grey, City of Owen Sound, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Parks Canada, and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority.

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Donna Lacey at Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority - 519-369-7516.
Kevin Predon at County of Bruce – 519-270-0748
Cam Bennett at Grey Sauble Conservation Authority - 519-376-3076 ext.225

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