Saturday, January 28, 2017

Emerald ash borers continue to spread

Emerald ash borers continue to spread east and west from their established foothold over all of Southern Ontario.

The city of Thunder Bay has been added to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s quarantine zone to the west and the Municipalités Régionales de Comtés of Joliette and D'Autray in Quebec.

“It is prohibited to move firewood of all species, as well as ash trees, ash nursery stock or ash wood (including wood chips, wood packaging or dunnage), out of this area without written permission from the CFIA,” the agency says on its website.

“Moving these materials from the regulated area without permission could lead to fines and/or prosecution.”