Sher­brooke of­fers two emer­ald ash borer in­for­ma­tion ses­sions

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

In or­der to ex­plain its new reg­u­la­tions for the con­trol of the emer­ald ash borer, the City of Sher­brooke will hold two in­for­ma­tion meet­ing on Oct. 11 and 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in he coun­cil cham­ber at City Hall.

At the meet­ings, em­ploy­ees from the Parks and Greenspace Di­vi­sion will ex­plain the con­tent of the new reg­u­la­tions. They will also be avail­able to an­swer any ques­tions on the sub­ject.

The emer­ald ash borer is a pest in­sect that at­tacks all species of ash. Since ar­riv­ing in Amer­ica in 2002, the emer­ald ash borer has killed more than 100 mil­lion trees. The in­sect has no nat­u­ral en­e­mies and is rapidly gain­ing ground. It was ob­served in Toronto in 2007, then in Mon­treal in 2011 and in Granby in 2014. Its pres­ence was con­firmed in Sher­brooke for the first time on Oct. 19, 2017.

In 2008, a fight against the emer­ald ash borer was or­ga­nized in Que­bec to slow the growth of the in­sect. Since 2014, the City of Sher­brooke has been en­gaged in this fight to pro­tect the ap­prox­i­mately 2,450 pub­lic ash trees on its ter­ri­tory and thus pre­serve its ur­ban for­est.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit sher­brooke.ca/agrile.

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