Sunday, October 25, 2009

Emerald ash borer could devastate Ottawa 'tree canopy'; Ottawa, Canada

Emerald ash borer could devastate Ottawa 'tree canopy' - My Web Times:
If an emerald ash borer infestation struck Ottawa, nearly 30 percent of the city's 'tree canopy' could be lost, according to the Ottawa Tree Board.

To arm citizens with the information they need to deal with the threat, a federal expert on the insect is being brought to town for a community meeting.

The program on the emerald ash borer threat will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at Ottawa City Hall, 301 W. Madison St.

The program, sponsored by the Ottawa Tree Board, will feature Elizabeth Burns, plant protection and quarantine officer with the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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