City of Ottawa launching program to battle Emerald Ash Borer after successful pilot

By Mike Vlasveld, 1310 News, July 22, 2019

A partnership between South Nation Conservation (SNC) and the City of Ottawa is working to curb the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer across Canada's capital region, through the Ash Tree Replacement Program.

Through the program, local property owners could be eligible to receive up to $500 in cost-share funding towards the removal and replacement of an infected ash tree on their property -- a maximum of $5,000 per landowner.

The City of Ottawa funding is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Ash Tree Replacement Program returns in 2019 following a successful pilot in which 469 ash trees, infected by the Emerald Ash Borer, were recently replaced with locally sourced trees on private properties across rural and urban Ottawa.

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