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Emerald Ash Borer Featured

EABMunicipalities of all sizes in Ontario now have a suite of new  tools developed to assist in their current or pending battle against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). These can be viewed or downloaded for free below and include:

  • An informative municipal-oriented overview video entitled "Emerald Ash Borer: Facts & Tactics for Urban Residents & Municipal Officials" (featuring expert interviews). To view or download click HERE.

  • A concise slideshow designed to help municipalities in "Developing a Municipal Emerald Ash Borer Management Strategy: Operational Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario Municipalities".
    pdfTo view or download click HERE or ppten Français

  • An informative rural-oriented overview video entitled "Emerald Ash Borer: Facts and Tactics for Woodlot Owners and Forest Managers" (featuring expert interviews). To view or download click HERE.

The combination viewing of the urban video and then the slideshow will help municipal officials and councillors get up-to-speed quickly on EAB and related issues affecting municipalities. The slideshow also serves as a valuable resource tool to aid in developing or updating a municipal EAB management strategy with confidence. The rural video will benefit those jurisdictions that also have community forests, conservation areas, or private woodlot owners with tracks of ash.

Othere Supporting Reference Materials

Preparing for Emerald Ash Borer: A Landowner’s Guide to Managing Ash Forest”.   This factsheet describes the ash forests of Ontario and discusses the emerald ash borer. Recommendations are provided to help landowners diversify their ash forests prior to an EAB infestation in order to lessen the impact of the insect. Please click here to access the factsheet or  (French click here).  

"What you need to know about the management of Emerald Ash Borer: Guidelines for hiring tree care services to manage urban trees".   To access a useful guide for urban landowners called click here. 

“Pest Alert – Emerald Ash Borer” for woodlot owners compiled by the Regional Forest Health Network. The fact sheet contains information on what to do (and what not to do), as well as regional contact information.  To access the  factsheet click here.

Members of the Regional Forest Health Network, have been battling this pest and managing public information since 2008.  One of its members, the City of Ottawa which is now a veteran in battling the pest, has developed a webpage devoted to EAB for its citizens.  It has become the defacto EAB website for others in the region as well.  It is a good example of how a municipality can add info on EAB to their sites. Please click here for more on EAB, ash, and related information.  Other websites feature information on EAB and can be found below.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has taken action to limit the spread of emerald ash borer by issuing ministerial orders to prohibit the movement of firewood and ash-tree products such as nursery stock, logs, branches and wood chips from EAB infested areas to any other surrounding regions.  An up to date list of EAB findings and regulated areas can be found on CFIA EAB News & Updates.

Additional EAB information can be found on the following websites:

Ontario’s Invading Species Awareness Program

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry 

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Forest Service