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Winnipeg hopes to stop ash borer with insecticide

January 13, 2019
By Mike Jiggens
Some municipalities have had success in saving their ash trees by injecting them with a pesticide designed to kill the ash borer larvae.

Jan. 14, 2019 – Winnipeg’s ash trees will be injected this summer with an insecticide designed to kill the emerald ash borer larvae inside the tree trunks. The plan is to kill off enough larvae to allow the trees to survive until the intensity of Winnipeg’s ash-borer infestation subsides, something that’s expected over the course of several years.