Traps installed to monitor for Emerald Ash Borer

June 21, 2016 - The City of Fredericton Arboricultural staff recently installed lime green prism traps in twenty locations throughout the City. They are monitoring traps for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and have been suspended high in the canopy of Ash trees on City property.

EAB is a non-native and invasive insect that kills ash trees. Since its arrival, it has killed tens of millions of ash trees and continues to spread into new areas, with considerable economic and ecological impacts. To date, EAB has not been found in New Brunswick but is established in areas of Montreal and New Hampshire.

These traps are an important first line of defense against the impending arrival of this destructive pest. The earlier EAB is detected, the better prepared we will be to manage the outbreak. The traps do not contain any pesticides. We ask residents to please not disturb the traps.

For more information about the monitoring traps, please contact Parks & Trees at 506-460-2020 orparkstrees@fredericton.ca.

More information on the Emerald Ash Borer can be found on the Natural Resources website:http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/fire-insects-disturbances/top-insects/13377