Ottawa’s emerald ash borer infestation is in decline, but that’s not necessarily good news
Ottawa Citizen

By Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, August 11, 2017

Like a freeloading relative who cleans out the fridge then skips town, Ottawa’s emerald ash borers are moving on. After eight years and 50,000 tree removals, the voracious tree-killing beetle infestation appears to be on the decline. The reason? There’s just not that much left for it to eat.

“We are, in a sense, over some of the more significant and difficult years of large numbers of tree removals,” said Jason Pollard, a forester with the City of Ottawa.

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