Gatineau to cut down all its ash trees, sick or not

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, June 11, 2018

Gatineau has given up on trying to save its ash trees and has contracted with a private firm to cut them all down, sick or not, in the next three years.

This will remove another 40,000 trees from the city, in addition to close to 30,000 trees (including some elms) that are already gone.

The city has concluded there’s just no way to stop the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect with no North American enemies that has eaten its way across the U.S. Midwest, then much of Ontario, and now Gatineau.

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