CFIA expands emerald ash borer regulated areas into Nova Scotia

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has added Halifax County to its list of regulated areas for emerald ash borer in an effort to slow the insect’s spread.

The CFIA says this is due to a detection of the emerald ash borer in Bedford.

Effective immediately, the movement of ash materials, including logs, branches, and woodchips, and all species of firewood from the county of Halifax is restricted.

Anyone needing to move regulated articles out of the regulated area is asked to request written authorization from the CFIA.

The insect poses no threat to human health, but is highly destructive to ash trees, having already killed millions in Canada and the United States.