By Kevin Woodhouse
The city of Beaconsfield will be conducting inspections on private residences this summer with trained inspectors searching for emerald ash borer insect proliferation trying to lessen the spread of the insidious bugs.
Inspectors will be students hired to conduct visits and amass an inventory of ash trees in the community to determine which, if any, have been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer.
“Beaconsfield has been proactive since emerald ash borer threat to ash trees in the Montreal region first appeared in 2011,” stated Mayor Georges Bourelle via news release. “This summer’s program to identify the emerald ash borer presence on private property will allow the city to identify early infestations, if any, and compile an inventory of the ash trees and achieve its goal to screen the territory.”
Students will be inspecting private residences every day, excluding weekends, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The student inspectors will be wearing appropriate identification befitting their role. A notice of inspection will be left at the domicile as homeowners do not need to be home for visits.
To learn more about the emerald ash borer and signs of infestation, go online to the city’s website at www.beaconsfield.ca.
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