Thursday, April 30, 2009

Moving firewood banned in effort to halt spread of ash borer; Ottawa, Canada; 4/29/09

Transporting firewood banned to curb spread of ash borer - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
"The Emerald Ash Borer poses a serious threat to our forest cover in both urban and rural Ottawa," Peter Hume, chair of the city's planning and environment committee, said in a news release.
About 25 per cent of the region's tree canopy is made up of ash trees, Hume said.
"The city has a plan to manage the impact of the emerald ash borer and will begin an extensive program of planting new trees this spring in areas where we have an abundance of ash trees," he said.

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