Yesterday, workmen and trucks came to Chine Drive P.S. to cut down the Ash trees in our field. There has been an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer. Once they arrive, most Ash trees in the vicinity are prone to their devastating burrowing into the trunks and central sap system.The Mountain Ash, with orange berries seems to be safe from this infestation.
Recent similar bug infestations include, Asian Long-horned Beetle and Gypsy Moth. Check our Toronto City information site:
There is an excellent children's book written by Jane Drake & Ann Love, illustrated by Mark Thurman
ALIEN INVADERS! SPECIES THAT THREATEN OUR WORLD