Ausable Bayfield Conservation Removes Ash Trees

Ian Jean, Forestry and Land Stewardship Specialist with Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) points out exit holes on an Ash Tree, indicating the invasive Emerald Ash Borer has infested this tree (Photo courtesy of ABCA)

The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority will be closing its trails on the south side of the Morrison Dam later this month.

Stewardship, Land and Education Manager Kate Monk explains there is a large ash grove that was planted in the area in 1958. Some of those trees are already infected with the Emerald Ash Borer and the rest will be at some point, so it makes sense to go in and take them all down now.

Monk also points out they can still sell the logs for lumber.

The area south of the Morrison Dam will be closed for about two weeks near the end of August but the cutting operation.
An exact date will be posted on the ABCA web site.