Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle that feeds on ash tree species and is native to northeastern Asia. Once a tree is infested with the beetle larvae, the tree declines quickly, typically experiencing total fatality within three years. The larvae kill the tree by preventing the transportation of nutrients to and from the leaves. 

How Can I Help?

The Emerald Ash Borer is typically transported by human activity, so we ask for your assistance in slowing the spread of this highly destructive species throughout the municipality. Please avoid moving any wood material unless absolutely necessary, this includes firewood of any species along with any and all ash material.

More information on the Emerald Ash Borer can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's website

Removal of trees in DeWolf Park

Beginning July 25, 2022, approximately 80 ash trees in DeWolf park will be removed due to infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.

The municipality will replant the removed trees one-for-one with an alternative species that is resistant to the Emerald Ash Borer. Replanting will occur throughout the course of the seasonal tree planting program

The removals are expected to take several weeks and traffic impacts are expected in the area to accommodate this work.