Emerald Ash Borer

As many residents prepare for the start of cottage and camping season, the City of Ottawa is reminding residents to help protect Ottawa’s trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) by not moving firewood to and from cottages and campsites.

Ottawa residents can play a significant role in protecting the City’s ash trees. The EAB is most commonly spread when infested wood, especially firewood, is moved through the community. If it is necessary to move wood from your property, especially material originating from ash trees, please consult federal government regulations.