Emerald Ash Borer Information
The emerald ash borer is a highly destructive insect that kills ash trees. It is native to Eastern Asia but was discovered in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan in 2002. The emerald ash borer has killed millions of ash trees in Southwestern Ontario and poses a major economic and environmental threat. The emerald ash borer is strictly regulated as a plant pest under the Plant Protection Act. Federal Ministerial Orders prohibit the movement of specified materials including any ash material and firewood of all species. All municipalities in the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority are subject to these restrictions. Anyone violating these restrictions is subject to a fine and/or prosecution. Some individual properties are also under specific quarantine measures and property owners have been notified that they cannot remove regulated materials from their properties without written permission from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Help slow the spread of the emerald ash borer in Canada!
Learn more about the "Don't Move Firewood" campaign and movement restrictions currently in place.
Visit http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/plaveg/pestrava/agrpla/agrplae.shtml or call 1-866-463-6017.
Emerald Ash Borer Regulated Areas in the LTVCA
Regulated Area: Southern Ontario
This regulated area includes: Cities of Hamilton and Toronto, the Regional Municipalities of Chatham-Kent, Durham, York, Peel, Halton, Niagara and Waterloo and the Counties of Brant (including the City of Brantford), Elgin, Essex, Haldimand, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth and Wellington, in the Province of Ontario.
Visit http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/toce.shtml for more information.