Monthly Archives: May 2010

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City’s ash trees in trouble Invasive insect could wipe them out

Look up — waaaay up. Young children were climbing, swinging from and zipping through elm trees outside the Canadian Mennonite University Saturday during Arbor Day festivities in Winnipeg. “Those trees are only 50 to 60 years old — only middle-aged,” … Continue reading

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Sarnia’s dying ash trees

and heartbreak — of the emerald ash borer is just beginning for many Sarnia-area homeowners. So says Mike Raaymaker, owner of Guardian Tree Systems. “This year you’re going to see the obvious trees that are dying. This is the first … Continue reading

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Capital taking prudent steps to protect nature

Fredericton is a beautiful city, and its residents are justly proud of the tree-lined streets, parks and open spaces. This summer, the city will undertake two worthwhile educational projects that will help to ensure that citizens continue to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Ottawa firewood under quarantine

OTTAWA — Campers and cottagers are being told to leave their firewood at home this long weekend or put the forests they’re heading to at risk. A ministerial order from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has placed Ottawa under quarantine, … Continue reading