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Arborists on guard for oak wilt arrival in Canada


February 18, 2019
By Mike Jiggens

Feb. 19, 2017 – Arborists are on the watch for the potential Canadian arrival of oak wilt disease, a sweet-smelling fungus that can kill oak trees in much the same fashion as the emerald ash borer is killing ash trees. Currently, the disease is as close as Belle Isle in Michigan, a scant 600 metres from the Canadian border in Windsor.

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