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Invasive Species Project

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Alessia Tavares

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Transcript of Invasive Species Project

Emerald Ash Borer
General Information
Appearance:
Adults are a bright metallic green.
Size:
Usually around 8.5mm long to 14mm long.
Lifespan:
Lives around 1 - 2 years, depending on different factors.
Reproduction:
40 - 70 eggs are usually laid by one female.
Distribution of Species
-Emerald Ash Borer lives in Ash trees.

-Is spread by the movement of infected wood.

Preventing the Spread
- Ontario has a law against moving ash wood from certain areas.
- Some of the Emerald Ash Borer's natural predators are being studied to release in Canada.
Sources
Effects of the Emerald Ash Borer
- Attacks all 16 species
of ash trees.
-Infested trees have
dead branches, cracks
in the bark and die
within 2-3 years.
Tolerance Range
and Habitat
- It is used to a warm, sticky
climate and an average
temperature of 26°C

- Average yearly rainfall in
South Asia: 60 inches.
Impact on Humans
The Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus
planipennis).
Interesting Facts
Emerald Ash Borer treatment is very costly; over the next 10 years it will cost Burlington $9.38 million dollars to treat trees.
Ash trees are very common in cities, they provide landscape, wildlife habitat and reduce air pollution.
Tree Maintenance - EAB. (n.d.). Retrieved from www1.toronto.ca
Emerald Ash Borer. (2015, July 10). Retrieved from nrcan.gc.ca
Agrilus Planipennis. (n.d.). Retrieved from inspection.gc.ca
Average temperature of South Asia. (n.d.). Retrieved from britannica.com
Map 1- Emerald Ash Borer Risk 2014
Retrieved from United States Department of Agriculture (www.fs.fed.us)
Map 2- Emerald Ash Borer Regulated Areas in Ontario
Retrieved from Canadian Food Inspection Agency (treefeed.ca)
Map 3- Origins of EAB
Retrieved from United States Department of Agriculture (www.fs.fed.us)
What You Need to Know About the Emerald Ash Borer. (n.d.). Retrieved from bioforest.ca







Regulated areas in Ontario.
Submitted by: Alessia T.
Submitted to: Mrs. Van Lanschoot
Due Date: Nov. 23
SNC 1DA 1
- Woodpeckers are the only native predator to the beetle.

- The EAB was known as only a little pest in its originating countries.
Invasive Species Project
Country of Origin
The beetle is native to
China, Japan, Korea and
Taiwan.
Arrival and Spread
in Ontario
-The arrival of the EAB was
accidental.
-Arrived in wood crates.
-Was spotted in North America in the 1990s.
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