Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer confirmed in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC

On June 15th 2015, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of emerald ash borer in the territory of the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, specifically in the city of Vaudreuil-Dorion. A concerned citizen noticed their tree was not doing well, and sounded the alarm to the Environment Division of the city. It showed indeed all the characteristics of an emerald ash had reached the area: the thinning crown, the D-shaped holes in the bark, damaged leaves. On site, the employees of the Green Line found the bug and forwarded it to the Agency for analysis.

Municipalities in which the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency :

  • Vaudreuil-Dorion (June 2015)
  • Île-Perrot (August 2015)
  • Notre-Dame-de-l’île-Perrot (August 2015)
  • Pincourt (August 2015)
  • Hudson (October 2017)

Here are some resources where you can find additional information regarding this invasive species:

Natural Resources Canada:

Emerald Ash Borer factsheet

A Visual Guide to Detecting Emerald Ash Borer Damage

Survey Guide for Detection of Emerald Ash Borer

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Information on the Emerald Ash Borer

Conseil québécois des espèces exotiques envahissantes (available in French only):

History, signs of infestation, ecological goods and services