Emerald ash borer fight gets million-dollar injection
The city of Ottawa in Canada is injecting a million dollars into its effort to battle the emerald ash borer.
The tree-killing bug is ravaging ash across North America and the city has been working to stop it in its tracks since 2008. Most of the combat strategy involves cutting down infected trees and replacing them with other tree varieties as well as injecting select trees with inoculants that can keep the trees alive.
The additional money will allow the city to inject more trees and plant more replacements this year.
The move is in response to recent input from the public asking for more trees to be injected instead of cut down.
The money will come from the city's environmental resource areas acquisition reserve fund.