New pilot project in Beaconsfield aims to protect trees from emerald ash borers

The City of Beaconsfield is taking a new approach to try to save its ash trees from emerald ash borer infestations.

It’s started a three-year pilot project that involves using traps to help kill off the invasive beetles. The project costs $12,000 per year.

The traps, known as the Lindgren funnel trap, will be placed in ash trees. Inside the traps is a fungus that emits an odor that’s attractive to the emerald ash borers. Once they enter the traps, they become contaminated by the fungus.

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