The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the city of Montreal at the corner of Notre-Dame East Street and Haig Avenue.
To prevent the spread of this pest, movement restrictions on ash materials, such as logs, branches, nursery stock and wood chips, as well as firewood of all species will be implemented in the affected area. Further regulatory measures will be considered once survey work is completed.
The CFIA continues to work with federal, provincial, and municipal governments towards slowing the spread of EAB.
Under IPPC Standards (e.g., ISPM No. 8), EAB is considered present only in some areas of Ontario and Québec, and is subject to official control in Canada. Additional information is available on the CFIA website at www.inspection.gc.ca/pests or by calling 1-866-463-6017.