Insects

Saving Our Ash Trees (Natural Elements)

For the past two decades, ash trees have been under attack by a tiny, yet formidable foe – the emerald ash borer. This invasive pest has already killed tens of millions of ash trees and shows no signs of letting up. On this episode, we are speaking with an expert that is conserving ash seeds for future restoration activities.

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Slowing Down the Spruce Budworm (Ask NRCan)

The spruce budworm is a notorious forest pest that has been causing havoc in recent years in Eastern Canada. It feeds on new foliage from spruce and fir trees, often killing them in the process. Rob Johns from the Canadian Forest Service joins us to talk about the measures taken to slow down the spruce budworm outbreak.

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Fighting the emerald ash borer with science

Over the last 16 years, an army of emerald ash borers, an invasive insect species from Asia, has spread across Ontario, Quebec and, now, New Brunswick, killing tens of millions of ash trees. Scientists have declared war on this destructive insect, waging battle on several fronts to protect our ash trees.

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