Huge infestation threatens southwest neighbourhood trees

EDMONTON – Southwest Edmonton neighbourhoods are suffering a serious infestation of lilac ash borers that’s putting the future of 1,700 boulevard and park trees at risk.

Although the moth larva is widely distributed in Edmonton, large numbers of the destructive insect have turned up in ash around Terwillegar Towne and Terwillegar South, city principal of forestry Jeannette Wheeler says.

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