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Archive for August 2014

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Peterborough

Unfortunately EAB has been confirmed in the City of Peterborough. Since it has been found in regions surrounding the city we knew it was only a matter of time, but it’s still a shock. The City of Peterborough writes in a media release from today (August 26th): The Ministry of Natural Resources has confirmed that the…

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Mould on your trees?

Are you seeing mould growing on the bark of your trees? This is actually called lichen and it is made up of two organisms, fungus and algae that grow together as one organism on the surface of the bark of trees. Tree lichen grows best in cool, partly sunny, moist locations. Lichen on tree bark is completely harmless…

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The Effects of Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

On a recent trip back to my hometown of Bothwell, ON (near Chatham), we were shocked to see the devastation that the Emerald Ash Borer has had on the forests. Ash trees make up a large percentage of the Carolinian forests in southern Ontario and it is now very easy to pick them out. As you can see from the photo…. they are all…

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Emerald Ash Borer Fact Sheet

Emerald Ash Borer

Discovered in the Detroit-Windsor area in 2002, The Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB, is a non-native insect that attacks Ash trees of all ages, sizes and degrees of health. EAB beetles are 2 cm long, metallic green colored insects. The adults feed on the leaves of Ash trees, however, it is the larvae that do…

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