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Stop the Spread of Forest Invasive Species

Posted: July 17, 2017


How to Stop the Spread

The simplest way to help prevent EAB from destroying Manitoba ash trees is by not moving firewood.

Emerald ash borers may be lurking in untreated ash firewood. Moving firewood from one location to another could mean you're moving EAB from one location to another. It only takes one infected log and one female ash borer to destroy an entire forest.

Do your part:

  • It is illegal to bring any ash material with bark attached such as firewood from Ontario and Quebec into Manitoba.
  • It is important not to move any firewood from the city to rural areas and vice versa, or from one campground to another.
  • Use or leave leftover firewood for the next camper.
  • Do not bring firewood from other provinces into Manitoba, but if you happen to have some, dispose of firewood at the orange disposal bins.

It is illegal to import firewood from the U.S.A. into Canada. When entering Manitoba, declare any firewood you may have.

If you would like assistance in identifying a forest health issue, please send an email to
forestpests@gov.mb.ca with the following information:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Tree location and growing conditions
  • Tree species
  • Tree age
  • Number of trees affected
  • Unusual weather factors (dry or wet conditions), activity such as construction near the tree
  • A description of the symptoms and where they are on the tree (leaves, branches, stem, lower or higher in tree etc.)
  • Pictures (close-ups of damage and whole tree pictures)

For additional information, please visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/forestry/index.html.