video The Town of Oromocto is pleased to share with you its feature from the "Insights with Terry Bradshaw" television program.

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer - Agrilus planipennis 
Description for photo – Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a highly destructive invasive beetle which attacks and kills all species of ash, but not mountain ash, which in spite of its name, is a completely different species of tree. The emerald ash borer has already killed millions of trees in North America. In 2019 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of the bettle in various areas in New Brunswick, including the Town of Oromocto.

The Town of Oromocto Partners With UNB

The Town of Oromocto and the UNB Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management have partnered to conduct a tree inventory in the Town of Oromocto. A tree inventory is an activity conducted to create a database of the Town's existing trees, including the approximate age, health and species.  This tree inventory will help the Town plan and ensure a healthy urban forest for today and the future.  This is particularly important given the confirmation of Emerald Ash Borer in the area.  Information from the tree inventory will be used to ID unsafe trees, trees of high value for potential treatment and a long term planting plan.  Generally, citizens will be responsible for trees on their land, and the Town will be responsible for coordinating the response for public lands. 

The Town will also likely be required to:

For those citizens who want to report an infested tree, or unsafe tree, please call 357-4409 and we will note the address and location and provide that information to the Town Engineer.

 

December 10 2020

Regular Session of Council

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