Ash borers a symptom of Ontario’s gutless way of handling invasive species
Ottawa Citizen

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, October 26, 2016

Ontario’s plants and animals are being pushed out by invasive species and the provincial government isn’t marshalling the fight against them, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe warned Wednesday.

We’ve already failed to hold back emerald ash borers, tiny bugs that are in the middle of destroying about a quarter of all Ottawa’s trees, and Asian long-horned beetles could come for our maples next. Big wild boars are spreading to Eastern Ontario from the south, and a species of vine that wipes out food supplies for monarch butterflies has taken root throughout the Ottawa Valley.

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