Emerald Ash Borer is a forest pest native to Asia that has killed millions of Ash trees in southwestern Ontario, and the Great Lakes States. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has prohibited the movement of firewood and any material made from Ash trees outside of designated areas under an Infested Places Order.
|What is it?||Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle.|
|Where did it come from?||Asia. It was brought here in wood material.|
|Where is it found?||EAB is found through Southern Ontario and spreading northward.|
|What does it do?||EAB has killed millions of ash trees in southern Ontario. The larvae of EAB feed on the inner bark and sapwood of ash trees that they need to move nutrients from the ground to the leaves.|
|What can you do?||Buy firewood locally!|