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Muskoka Lakes Joins Ash Borer Project

Posted: 2019-04-22 11:48:01 By: hbr

The Muskoka Conservancy is enlisting the help of local municipalities to combat the scourge of Emerald Ash Borer.

Muskoka Conservancy Executive Director Scott Young recently attended Muskoka Lakes council to provide an overview of the Conservancy’s activities and he discussed their ongoing work with regards to the ash borer. The insect is an invasive species from Asia which feeds on the bark of Ash trees eventually killing the trees and it has recently arrived in Muskoka.

Young said the Conservancy has now partnered with Bracebridge and Gravenhurst councils to place traps in the Ash trees in June and collect them in late August.

The Conservancy then reports back to the municipality with the collection and location results.

Muskoka Lakes council is now also hoping to help with the project.