Please Don’t Move Firewood!
One piece of wood can kill millions of trees. Leave your firewood at home and protect Gatineau Park’s forests against the emerald ash borer.
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Ange-Gardien and Chelsea
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the municipality of Ange-Gardien and in Gatineau Park in the municipality of Chelsea, both within the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) les collines de l'Outaouais.
What is the Emerald Ash Borer?
The emerald ash borer is a highly destructive insect that was discovered in Canada for the first time in the summer of 2002.
This invasive insect has killed millions of ash tress in Canada and the United States. It poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas in both countries.
The emerald ash borer does not pose a risk to human health.
What You Can Do to Limit the Spread of the Emerald Ash Borer
- Do not move ANY firewood across any significant distance.
- When camping or at a cottage, buy your firewood locally and burn it all before you leave.
- Report suspected emerald ash borer infestations or outbreaks to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency at 1-866-463-6017.
- Obey all ministerial orders.
Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website for information on the emerald ash borer and how we can save our forests.
Residents of the Capital can also find more information on these municipal websites: