Ash

Emerald Ash Borer - striking isn't it!

What's the big deal about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)?
  • it decimates all types of ash trees in a very short period of time
  • very difficult to tell trees are infected until after the damage is done
  • it can fly so once in an area can spread easily

What does it mean for Nova Scotia?
  • the short answer is we don't know how it will progress
  • first discovered in Bedford in the fall of 2018
  • Ash are spread throughout the province
  • A large problem for urban areas because it often requires tree removal

Why should I care about Ash?
  • an important tree in urban areas ... it keeps you cool, provides shelter from the sun, slows the movement of rain and probably increases your property value
  • used by the Mi'kmaq in basket making

What can I do?
  • [ learn to identify Ash trees ]
  • checkout the video below and if you see any of the symptoms, please call Ron Neville at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency : 902-536-1022
  • EAB can hide in the tree bark.  Please do not move firewood.  If you go camping, acquire your firewood where you burn it.

More information
  • Concise information on EAB from the Canadian Invasive Species Centre is [ here ] 
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is leading the efforts with EAB, [ more ]
  • The following 8 minute video is from the University of Minnesota and provides a good overview of what homeowners should know about EAB