Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Town needs you to save our trees – InsideHalton

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It’s you versus the green beetle. That’s the message the Town is sending out to residents, who will be the deciding factor in whether the majority of Oakville’s ash tree canopy can be saved from the destructive emerald ash borer … Continue reading

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Ontario town fights back against destructive insect – The Weather Network

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The emerald ash borer is a tiny, bottle-green beetle with a big appetite — and it’s been chomping its way through southern Ontario’s ash tree population for the past 20 years. But recently, one community began fighting back. On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Canopy Club joins EAB fight – InsideHalton

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The Town of Oakville has enlisted the help of a new organization, the Canopy Club, to defeat the scourge of the Town’s beloved ash trees: the emerald ash borer EAB. The first 20 Canopy Club members were plucked from North … Continue reading

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City to begin removal of dying ash trees at end of June – The Globe and Mail

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Paul Bolan, vice-president of Bioforest Techonologies Inc. – the company that helped develop TreeAzin™ – disagrees with the city’s removal plan. He says the science has changed and the city’s strategy is out of date. “Management options available before 2009 … Continue reading

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Public meetings being held to address beetle infestation – InsideToronto

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Four public information sessions are being held to address the growing Emerald Ash Borer infestation that is destroying ash trees in parts of North York, west end Toronto, and throughout Scarborough. Councillor Norm Kelly Ward 40, Scarborough-Agincourt and urban forestry … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan Spruce Budworm Protection Program Wraps Up

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Spruce budworm protection programs in Saskatchewan wrapped up this week. 20,000 ha were treated in near Hudson Bay in northeastern Saskatchewan, and 700 ha were treated at the Resort Village of Candle Lake and Candle Lake Provincial Park. The biological … Continue reading

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Destructive beetles detected in Waterloo Region – OpenFile

Forestry officials are gearing up for a potential invasion of ash-tree destroying beetles in Waterloo Region. Spearheaded by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a bottle green beetle whose progeny is lethal to ash trees, the invasion has been called the … Continue reading