The ice storm in December really highlighted the danger to our beautiful ash trees posed by the Emerald Ash Borer. Patti Foley is sponsoring an information session on this problem at the Bolton and District Horticultural Society meeting on March 18th. Attendance is free. If you've seen the devastation in Caledon neighbourhoods you will want to be there! Patti's blog is posted below:
Emerald Ash Borer – What You need to Know
FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Millions of ash trees across Ontario have already been lost to the destructive pest, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Last year, EAB was identified in some areas of Caledon. Untreated, infested trees will generally die in 2 – 3 years.Many people don’t know if they have any ash trees in their neighbourhood or yard.
Please join Bolton & District Horticultural Society at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 where information about this devastating pest will be shared. The speakers will provide information about identifying ash trees and understanding what options are available. The goal of the meeting is to empower residents to take action in their own communities through treatment of existing healthy ash trees and planting of new trees.
Topic: Ash Trees at Risk – Emerald Ash Borer
Speaker: Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests. L.E.A.F. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and improvement of the urban forest.
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Time: Meetings start promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Albion Bolton Community Centre, 150 Queen Street South (Regional Road/Highway 50) Bolton, ON in the AUDITORIUM on the 2nd floor (stairs and elevator access).
Meeting sponsored by Patti Foley, Regional Councillor, Bolton ward 5
Admission: FREE to members. Guest fees waived for this meeting. Guests please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org