June 6, 2016 – Emerald ash borer is negatively impacting the health of ash trees throughout the Credit River watershed. Residents are encouraged to attend a free public information session on ash tree management at Limehouse Conservation Area. Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is hosting the event on Tuesday, June 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Limehouse Memorial Hall, 12230 5th Line, Limehouse. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the presentation will start at 6:30 p.m.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle native to Asia. EAB larvae feed beneath the bark of ash trees, disrupting water and nutrient movement throughout the tree. They kill 99.9 per cent of all trees they come in contact with. Flying from ash tree to ash tree, EAB continues to spread throughout Ontario, killing native ash trees. CVC is committed to educating local residents about their role in the fight against EAB.
“Limehouse Conservation Area is a key player in connecting trail users to the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail,” says Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “Ash trees are an important part of rural landscapes. Managing ash tree populations at Limehouse will ensure safe and thriving trails for park users for years to come.”
Participants will hear from experts about the history, biology and spread of EAB. They will also hear about impacts to woodlots and forests as well as management options for rural landowners. This is an opportunity to chat with locals and ask experts about EAB and ash tree protection.
6:30 – Opening Remarks
6:40 – Natural Heritage Overview
6:50 – Limehouse Conservation Area Restoration Update
7:10 – EAB and Ash Tree Management Update
8:05 – Question and answer session
The session will include a presentation and opportunity to speak to staff, ask questions and provide feedback. To learn more about this free information session, identifying the signs of EAB and protecting ash trees, visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/eab or contact CVC’s Jon MacMull at 905-670-1615 ext. 385 or [email protected]
Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For more than 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to build a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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