Woodpecker activity a tipoff of ash borer presence

December 13, 2018
An adult emerald ash borer and its larva.
An adult emerald ash borer and its larva.
Dec. 13, 2018 – A Natural Resources Canada official is urging Halifax residents to keep an eye out for woodpecker activity, suggesting the bird's presence on ash trees could be a sign of emerald ash borer activity. Woodpeckers also help curb the problem by eating up to 85 per cent of the larvae on a single tree.

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