Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive species of beetle which feeds exclusively on ash trees. It is spreading throughout southern Ontario and has already killed millions of trees in North America. EAB is not harmful to humans, animals or other species of trees.

Emerald Ash Borer in Orangeville

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in the south end of Orangeville in 2013. The discovery was made in Erindale Park.

Our plan

Once a tree is infested with EAB, there are no options to save it. Orangeville Council decided on a 10-year plan to remove and replace all of the ash trees located in Town boulevards and parks. Currently the Town is in the seventh year of that plan.