Sherbrooke offers two emerald ash borer information sessions
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.