Media Release

October 16, 2012

The Regional Municipality of York offers
Emerald Ash Borer workshops for landowners

Emerald Ash Borer confirmed throughout York Region
The Regional Municipality of York, together with Ontario Forestry Association and Trees Ontario, will offer four free workshops to assist landowners in managing the impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestations on rural properties.  The workshops will be held throughout the northern half of the Region.
The workshops will provide landowners with information, and opportunities to meet forest management and invasive species professionals. 
Topics covered in these workshops will include:
• Status of EAB in York Region and its impacts on trees and woodlots
• Management strategies to diversify woodlots and reduce the impacts of EAB
• Threats from other invasive forest pests
• Resources and professionals available to assist landowners manage their property

WHAT: Emerald Ash Borer workshops for landowners




Saturday, October 20, 2012

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Kin Community Centre

3 Fairpark Lane, Sutton

Thursday, October 25,  2012

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Queensville Community Centre

1590 Queensville Sideroad, Queensville

Saturday, November 3, 2012

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Nobleton Community Centre Auditorium

15 Old King Road, Nobleton

Monday, November 5, 2012

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Aurora Community Centre

1 Community Centre Lane, Aurora

Media are invited to attend the workshops.
For more information on the workshops for landowners, please visit 
For more information on Emerald Ash Borer in York Region, please visit
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Media Contact: Lisa Chen, Corporate Communications Assistant, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 905-830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1207


Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

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