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Almost every Ash tree in Kawartha Lakes infested with the Emerald Ash Borer

KAWARTHA LAKES-Experts say almost all of the 24,000 Ash trees on City of Kawartha Lakes property are now infested with the Emerald Ash Borer. EAB is a beetle that eats away at the tree until it eventually dies. The loss of these tree’s will drastically change the look of some neighbourhoods and the entire landscape in Kawartha Lakes.

Two years ago, in April 2017, the City of Kawartha Lakes was considering a five step plan for dealing with the EAB. The total estimated cost to remove all ash trees on public property at the time would have been over 3 million dollars. The City was strapped for cash and looking at a less expensive, preventative approach of removing large infected trees and trimming others.

Read the full story here:https://www.kawartha411.ca/2017/04/24/kawartha-lakes-looking-at-plans-to-deal-with-emerald-ash-borer/

We asked the City for an update on this proposed plan but have not received a response.

We talked to an expert on EAB from Fleming College in Lindsay about the situation and what’s being done about it.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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