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Ash borer’s destructive path has led to about 20,000 tree losses in Hamilton

Public works GM says it's an impact of climate change


January 28, 2021
By CBC News

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The emerald ash borer has caused the loss of about 20,000 ash trees in Hamilton in recent years. Nine years into a 10-year plan to reduce the ash tree population, the city has been removing dying trees for public safety. The city’s general manager of public works says the situation illustrates the impact of climate change.

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