Action Against Emerald Ash Borer

What is Essex County doing to combat Emerald Ash Borer?

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has the responsibility for dealing with the emerald ash borer. The City of Windsor is responsible for trees on public property and in parks.
  • Ground surveys were conducted to determine how far the emerald ash borer has spread, and Windsor/Essex County/Chatham Kent has been placed under quarantine.
  • Signs were placed on all roads leading into and out of the quarantine zone and at all Canada Customs entry points from Sarnia to Pelee Island. Amnesty firewood bins have also been placed at the borders, for the public to deposit infected wood.
  • Presentations and information packages were given to all Ontario municipalities in the infested area.
  • Mass media has been used to inform the public of the problem. This includes local and some national television, local and national radio, newspapers, posters, flyers, brochures, a telephone inquiry line and online information at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.

For more information on what Essex County is doing to combat emerald ash borer please follow the link to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website which will answer some of the following issues:

  • Quarantine Zone Map
  • Ash Free Zone Map
  • "Moving Firewood?" Flyer

Telephone: For information, call The Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 1-866-463-6017.