OTTAWA, Aug. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer ináMoncton, New Brunswick. This detection is outside of currently regulated areas for emerald ash borer in Canada, and is the third detection of EAB in the province.
Effective immediately, the movement of all ash material (such as logs, branches, and woodchips) and all species of firewood from the affected site is restricted. The property owners in the affected area have been notified of these restrictions.
Although the emerald ash borer poses no threat to human health, it is highly destructive to ash trees. It has already killed millions of ash trees in Canada and the United States, and poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas of North America.
CFIA continues to work with federal, provincial, municipal and First Nations partners and organizations to slow the spread of this pest.
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SOURCE Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
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