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Saving the GTA's beetle-ravaged ash wood (creatively!)

Dec 03, 2015

In this interesting article, Yonge Street Media explores how TRCA and a number of partners have taken an innovative approach to dead ash trees that have fallen prey to the Emerald Ash Borer.

In the past, felled trees would be chipped into mulch or converted into firewood. Some trees would inevitably end up in landfills. But the ash trees that have been infected with the emerald ash borer are different. With the damage confined to the surface of the trunk, the cores can be repurposed.

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Despite its beautiful colouring, the emerald ash borer has been devastating to the region's ash canopy.

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