OTTAWA, July 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in
Oromocto, New Brunswick. This is the second detection of emerald ash borer in the province, the first being in Edmundston in 2018. Oromocto is approximately 300 km south of
CFIA and its partners are conducting additional surveys to determine whether the pest has become established in the area, and if so, the extent of the spread.
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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