Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer is an exotic and invasive insect that feeds on ash trees. Discovered in Michigan in 2002, it has since killed tens of millions of ash trees in North America.
This small insect is metallic green in colour with a narrow and elongated body measuring from 7.5 to 15 mm in length and about 3 mm in width.
With artificial spread, where people move infested ash materials and firewood to new areas, this insect can quickly spread to other areas of Canada. Federal regulatory measures prohibit the movement of specific materials including any ash material and firewood of all species from specific areas of Ontario and Quebec, including Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website for more info.Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC Website (in French only)
The Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC has launched a new dedicated website.
Municipal Action Plan
The Town recommends that you plant new trees now to replace your ash trees should they become infested and die. Consider planting a variety of species to create biodiversity and avoid loosing all your trees should other invaders come our way. Town is offering a financial aid of up to $100 to residents for the planting of trees which species figure in a list.
Emerald Ash Cutting
Need to cut down a tree? You must obtain a authorization certificate first. This certificate is free. For Emerald Ash, you must cut down your trees between October and March in order to limit its spread.Help slow the spread of the emerald ash borer in Canada
- Don't Move Firewood
- How to identify the presence of EAB: Signs and Symptoms
- Questions and answers
- Pest fact sheet
- Pest alert
- Recommended Alternatives to Ash Trees