The emerald ash borer has invaded Canada and it’s not going away anytime soon. This jade green jewel beetle is native to northeast Asia and since its arrival in North America in the 90’s,has been feasting on our local ash trees. In northeast Asia, the emerald ash borer doesn’t do significant damage to the indigenous trees but with no natural predators in Canada, this little bug is rapidly destroying our native ash forests. The threat posed by the emerald ash borer is
The emerald ash borer (EAB) needs little introduction to Ontario residents. This infamous pest is one of the most notorious in the area and is thought to have been responsible for the death of millions of ash trees throughout Ontario. Originating from Asia, the destructive and dangerous pest is believed to have arrived in North America in 2002. While it brought terror to every ecosystem it infected for many years, recently it has been in the news for new reasons. The long
After habitat loss, invasive species are the second biggest threat to biodiversity around the world. Species become invasive when they move to a new area (normally as a result of human interaction) where their natural predators aren’t around to control their influence on the surroundings. The invasive species, usually animals, plants or disease, can reproduce quickly and damage the habitat, sometimes killing off native habitats completely. The emerald ash borer (EAB) became recognized as one of the most destructive invasive species when
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. Since the emerald ash borer, that feeds on various ash species, is native
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
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