Thursday, July 18, 2013


Yesterday's Waterloo Region Record carrys this story "Conservation body to spend up to $10M to fight ash borer". The Grand River Conservation Authority are cutting down dead and infested trees throughout Waterloo region and the Grand River watershed. The emerald ash borer is an invasive species courtesy of wooden crates filled with metal castings etc. having been shipped here from China where the insect is native.

Kitchener, Waterloo and Oakville are aggressively responding whereas to date Cambridge is not. There is avery expensive pesticide which if injected every two years will save ash trees. Due to cost it is being used sparingly. This insect has about a 100% mortality rate once it infects an ash tree.

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