The emerald ash borer has become the scourge of Canadian forests, destroying millions of ash trees and altering the landscape forever. But fortunately, the government isn’t sitting back and doing nothing or relying on homeowners to deal with the problems in their own backyard. Municipalities and local authorities across the country are doing everything in their power to rid Canada of this highly invasive and destructive jewel green beetle.
Canada’s beautiful ash forests are under threat from the invasive and ferocious emerald ash borer, a small jewel green beetle that is native to northeast Asia and was first seen on the North American continent in 2002. The larvae of the emerald ash borer burrow and chew under the bark of ash trees, cutting off their supply of nutrients and water, and are so destructive that they can reduce a healthy tree to dead wood in a year or two. The emerald ash borer has been wreaking havoc in Canada virtually unchecked for almost two decades but hopefully, it has now met its match.
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a nasty little creature that is attacking our ash trees and there seems to be no end in sight. This tenacious little jewelled beetle has mastered the art of survival and even Canada’s harsh weather seems to be no match for it. This means that for now, we have to accept that the emerald ash borer is here to stay but that does not mean we should just give up and stop fighting to rid our country of this invader and save what remains of our ash population.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a nasty little metallic blue-green bug, native to Asia, that attacks both healthy and stressed ash trees and has killed millions of these trees in southwestern Ontario and the Great Lakes States and poses a major economic threat to urban and forested areas in North America. The larvae of the EAB tunnels through the vascular system of the ash tree and cuts off the trees supply of water, nutrients, and sugar.
The emerald ash borer (EAB) has become a nightmare for the Canadian government, cities, and homeowners. These pesky little green beetles, native to northeast Asia and first detected in Canada in 2002, are destroying ash trees throughout the country, and there appears to be no end in sight.
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a nasty little invader that is currently laying waste to all ash trees in its path. Cities, towns and concerned citizens are all doing their best to fight back but the cost of stopping the emerald ash borer is high.
The invasive and highly destructive, emerald ash borer, is laying waste to ash forests throughout Guelph. Originally from Asia, this distinctive jewel green beetle found its way to the shores of the North American continent in solid wood packaging material on cargo ships in 2002. Since then it has spread throughout the continent and destroyed millions of ash trees in the United States and Canada.
Ash trees throughout Canada are under threat, not from loggers or wildfires, but from a highly invasive and insidious predator. The emerald ash borer (EAB) has launched a massive invasion of Canada and if something isn’t done soon, it may be too late to save our beautiful trees.
Whether you are a flora lover or not, living in Northern America you would definitely notice how beautiful the streets get once the Ash tree leaves turn to yellow and purplish colour. They can be found in the streets and widely spread forests of the US and Canada.
Emerald Ash Borer is a small green beetle that is creating huge problems for Guelph trees. It originates in China and it was introduced to Canada via wooden pallets. After it was introduced, it quickly became a large-scale problem for trees and governments across southern Ontario. Since it came to Guelph, Emerald Ash Borer has been wreaking havoc and while the city authorities have an action plan in place for all the trees in public areas, if you happen to spot an issue with your trees, you need to educate yourself about the best treatment options available.