A destructive beetle has the Nature Conservancy of Canada concerned for our forests.
New Brunswick Program Director Paula Noel tells us the discovery of the emerald ash borer or ‘firewood beetle’ is bad news for New Brunswick.
Noel says wherever it goes it’s a huge eater of ash trees and it was spotted by government scientists last week in Edmundston.
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“They bore into them and lay their babies which grow up eating the inside of the trees and unfortunately kill the trees in the process,” Noel said.
Noel says they would like people to use their firewood where they buy it this summer and leave any leftovers behind to help reduce the spread of the ‘firewood beetle’.