Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer threatens the green spaces of Richmond



*** Ministerial Order Prohibits Movement Of Wood And Ash Tree Products ***

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a ministerial order to prohibit movement of firewood, and ash-tree products such as nursery stock, logs, branches and wood chips from areas of Ottawa and Gatineau to any other surrounding regions to limit the spread of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

  • Usual life Cycle of one year
  • Some take two years to mature
  • Non-native
  • Very Destructive
  • Feeds from the inside out
  • Eggs laid on bark and in crevices in late May
  • Only a few insects can kill a tree
  • Top branches of trees usually die off first
  • Trees will die after two or three years.
  • If tree heavily infested, it can die in only a  year.

We encourage you to visit the links below to learn more about this destructive beetle and what can be done to protect the trees.

About the Emerald Ash Borer – City of Ottawa

Ministerial Order

Emerald Ash Borer Forum Presentation

How to Identify Ash Trees