|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.
- 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