- The Great Toronto Tree Hunt
- LEAF Learning Garden
- Let It Bee
- Maple Leaf Forever Tree
- Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens
- Urban Wood Utilization
- Young Urban Forest Leaders Program
- Youth EAB Ambassador Program
- Past Projects
From Tragedy to Triumph: Repurposing Ontario's Ash Trees
In 2002 the Emerald Ash Borer was first discovered in the province of Ontario, an insect that fed on and devoured the ash tree, a native Ontario tree. In spite of efforts, treatment, and management plans by municipalities and conservation authorities, not all trees could be saved and it is expected millions of trees will vanish, forever altering Ontario’s tree canopy.
Partners in Project Green, along with Toronto and Region Conservation, City of Toronto, City of Markham, and the Town of Richmond Hill found a way to re-purpose these trees into valuable wood products, turning an ecological disaster into a success story. Check out their videos to learn more:
From Tragedy to Triumph - An Ash Tree Success Story
Town of Richmond Hill's Success Story
For more success stories, visit www.partnersinprojectgreen.com/eab
How do I know if I have an ash tree in my yard?
The following easy-to-use resource will help you to determine whether or not you have any ash trees on your property:
How do I know if my ash tree is infested?
It is very difficult to detect the presence of EAB in the early stages, as many of the more outwardly visible signs and symptoms appear only after two or more years of infestation. This visual guide by the City of Toronto shows pictures of the Emerald Ash Borer at various life stages, as well as various indicators of its presence and ash trees in various stages of decline.
*Please note that other insects, diseases, and problems can demonstrate similar signs and symptoms as those depicted in this guide, and thus is it advisable that you contact a certified arborist to confirm whether or not EAB is present in your tree.
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency EAB Fact Sheet
- Areas Regulated for the Emerald Ash Borer
- What You Need to Know About the Management of EAB (City of Toronto and partners)
- City of Toronto EAB FAQ
- LEAF's Tips for Selecting a Tree Care Company
- City of Markham Ash Tree Mapping Tool
- York Region's Emerald Ash Borer Model
- Forest Invasives Canada
- CBC News. February 9, 2014. "Quirks Question Period: Cold and The Emerald Ash Borer."
- Etobicoke Guardian. February 6, 2014. "Borer-infested ash trees being chopped down in Etobicoke's Centennial Park."
- East Gwillimbury Era. September 19, 2013. "East Gwillimbury steps up fight against emerald ash borer." Simon Martin.
- Unpublished Ottawa. July 5, 2013. "BioForest Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Update." Joe Meating.
- The London Free Press. July 4, 2013. "The parasitic wasp slays the ash tree killer by laying eggs in the ash borers' larvae."
- CBC News. June 6, 2013. "Wasps enlisted to target ash borer." (Video)
- CBC News. June 2, 2013. "'Now or never' to save ash trees from beetle scourge."
- Toronto Star. June 27, 2013. "Emerald ash borer: Homeowners dither while window for saving ash trees from killer pest closes" Jane Gerster.
- Bloor West Villager. June 26, 2013. "Ash trees under attack; Green 13 and LEAF lead canvassing project to educate residents." Lisa Rainford.
- Toronto Star. April 4, 2013. "Time has nearly run out for our ash trees." Mark Cullen.
- Aurora Banner. April 3, 2013. "Aurora may change tune on emerald ash borer." Chris Simon.
- YorkRegion.com. December 5, 2012. "Richmond Hill staff pleased by ash borer start." Kim Zarzour.
- YorkRegion.com. August 16, 2012. "Ash borer could destroy Georgina landscape." Heidi Riedner.