Emerald Ash Borer Early Detection Program Resumes This June
Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith and Deputy Mayor Rick Maloney presented the Muskoka Conservancy with a cheque for $2,000 in support of their Emerald Ash Borer Early Detection Project.
Emerald ash borer is a highly destructive invasive pest that arrived from Asia, most likely in untreated ash wood used for packing material. Emerald ash borer attacks all species of true ash (Fraxinus spp) found in North America.
Outbreaks of emerald ash borer have been confirmed in Barrie, ON and detected in Ramara Township.
In June 2016, Muskoka Conservancy launched an Emerald Ash Borer Early Detection Pilot Project and in 2017 they presented a review of the project to the Town’s Environmental Advisory Committee with a request for funding to continue the project in 2018.
Muskoka Conservancy will be initiating the project again this June.