Tag Archives: invasive species

An Unwelcome Traveller: The Gypsy Moth

Travelling can be an enjoyable pastime. You get to see new places, meet new people and eat new things. That is one of the reasons why gypsy moths got their name; they do all of those things. They easily attach … Continue reading

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An Ash Tree’s Story

We know the story all too well… The emerald ash borer (EAB) was discovered in Ontario in 2002. It is native to Asia and is believed to have arrived in North America via wood packaging or pallets. After establishing a … Continue reading

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Pitching a Tent

“What’s that in the tree? Is it a bag? A spider web?” “No! It’s tent caterpillars… “ Oh, oh. Tis the season for insect infestations and tent caterpillars are just one of the insects which attack trees. There are upwards … Continue reading

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Reaches of the Emerald Ash Borer

It would appear that few areas are exempt from the emerald ash borer anymore. The above map is the most recent consolidated area where ash trees are being regulated. No wood, leaves, mulch, sawdust or ash material of any kind … Continue reading

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Potential Positive Effects of a ‘Polar Vortex’

Has it ever been cold in London, Ontario this week! We broke some weather records around these parts with temperatures that dipped between -35°C and -40°C, with the wind chill factored in. That was cold and wintry enough to keep … Continue reading

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