Invasive emerald ash borer found in Winnipeg, city says

Invasive emerald ash borer found in Winnipeg, city says

An invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees has been found in Winnipeg, the city confirmed Thursday.

Emerald ash borer larvae were confirmed in Winnipeg on Nov. 30, the city said in a news release.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, which regulates emerald ash borer populations in Canada, notified the city of the find.

The wood-boring beetle has already devastated some Ontario and U.S. ash tree populations.

The city estimates that there are about a quarter of a million ash trees in Winnipeg. Most of them are of the green, black, or Mancana varieties.

More to come.

Published at Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:15:14 -0500