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Emerald ash borer could decimate the urban forest – Yourhome.ca

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March 16, 2012 Mark Cullen SPECIAL TO THE STAR via Yourhome.ca. If you could have saved the mature elm trees of Toronto from the ravages of the Dutch elm disease, would you have done it? If I offered you the chance … Continue reading

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U of T recognized for innovation in urban forestry – theVARSITY.ca

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The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry was honoured for its innovation in, and commitment to, urban forestry at Canada’s inaugural National Tree Day celebration and award ceremony on Wednesday. The award, which was made of reclaimed local wood, was … Continue reading

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Mark Cullen on the Battle Against the Emerald Ash Borer – CTV News

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The emerald ash borer first became a problem in Canada in Windsor Ontario in 2002. Since then it has spread to London, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. While it is expected to devastate the white and green ash trees in Central … Continue reading

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Oakville refuses to cave to emerald menace – TheStar.com

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The Emerald ash borer, the “ebola virus” of its species, will kill most of the 860,000 ash trees of Toronto by 2017. But in Oakville, hope springs eternal. One in 10 of the town’s trees are ash — roughly 180,000. … 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 He says the science has changed and the city’s strategy is out of date.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