Public Awareness Campaign for Emerald Ash Borer Launches

The City of Peterborough Urban Forestry will be launching their Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) public awareness campaign with a booth at the forthcoming Green Expo at Lansdowne Place on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

This is an important issue to Peterborough residents, remarked Paul Hambidge, Urban Forestry Specialist, as EAB is as close to Peterborough as Hiawatha, so the time to prepare is now. The City will begin treating publicly owned ash trees in 2014, but it is equally important for property owners to be vigilant regarding their own trees.

A wide range of resource materials about EAB will be available to take away. The public is encouraged to visit the booth to get information about ash tree identification, treatment and replanting. Information is also available about the City’s plan to manage EAB on publicly owned ash trees.

This information is also available on the City of Peterborough website