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Date(s) - 07/03/2018
19 h 00 min - 20 h 00 min

Schnitzels European Flavours


On Wednesday, March 7th the River lnstitute’s Science and Nature on Tap at Schnitzels will host a special panel comprised of regional forestry experts Chris Craig (South Nation Conservation),Scott Porter (City of Cornwall), and Normand Genier (Raisin Region Conservation Authority – RRCA).

This panel will present the latest information on a multi-faceted strategy to help preserve as many Ash trees as possible from the devastation being caused by the influx of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. Ash trees make up a significant percentage of eastern Ontario’s forests and urban landscapes. They are also very important to Mohawk culture as local basket makers have been utilizing the wood of the Black Ash tree for centuries.

Chris Craig from South Nation Conservation (SNC) will speak on how they are tackling this destructive invasive species by unleashing one insect against another. SNC is using two-types of parasitic wasps, harmless to humans, to attack the borer before it emerges. Craig will discuss the rationale behind this approach, its uses in the past, and how this protocol is currently working in Eastern Ontario woodlots.

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