Urban Forestry Branch to conduct inventory of ash trees on private property

Released: April 28, 2017 at 1:34 p.m.
Public urged not to move firewood

Winnipeg, MB - Again this year, the City of Winnipeg's Urban Forestry Branch will be conducting an inventory of ash trees on private property starting May 1 to augment the City's public tree inventory, and to continue its preparation for the arrival of the emerald ash borer beetle.

The emerald ash borer is a destructive invasive pest that feeds on and kills all ash trees. As a large portion of ash trees in the City are located on private property, this inventory is a critical part of the City’s emerald ash borer preparedness efforts as it will provide necessary information to identify the impact of this pest on our urban forest and the resources that will be required to manage it.

Urban Forestry staff are authorized to enter private property to conduct the inventory under the provisions of the Manitoba Forest Health Protection Act. All City staff will be carrying official City and provincial identification cards.

The closest confirmed infestations of the emerald ash borer beetle are in Thunder Bay, Ontario and in Duluth, Minnesota.

Join the effort to keep the emerald ash borer out of Winnipeg!

  • Don’t move firewood. Especially, don’t move firewood into Manitoba that was obtained outside of Manitoba. Buy it locally and leave it where you bought it.
  • Report suspect ash trees to City of Winnipeg by contacting 311 or the Urban Forestry Branch, 1539 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 4V7.

For more information on emerald ash borer visit City of Winnipeg - Emerald Ash Borer.

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