You’re invited to the FCA’s Emerald Ash Borer forum

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Dear Ottawa-area Community Associations,

The  devastation to Ottawa’s ash trees by the Emerald  Ash Borer <;menuid=34&amp;pageid=1062>  (EAB) is and will continue to have a tremendous impact on our  City for many years to come. Ash trees make up 35% of Ottawa’s tree canopy so  the threat of losing the majority of these majestic trees is also a threat to  Ottawa’s tree canopy as a whole.

To better inform residents and  Ottawa-area community associations about what they can do to help protect  their communities and save as many ash trees as possible, the Federation of  Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa is hosting a public forum and panel  discussion on the Emerald Ash Borer Tuesday, October 9th at the Overbrook  Community Centre, 33 Quill Street <> .

We’ve gathered all the key  players who were engaged on the ground fighting the Emerald Ash Borer this  summer in Ottawa. They know the extent of the infestation and the threat it  poses to Ottawa’s urban forest. Come hear directly from the people who know  the facts and can tell us what we can do to minimize the impact of the Emerald  Ash Borer in our communities.

The forum begins at 6 pm with a Meet  & Greet with industry professionals. Ottawa area tree service providers  and City officials will be on hand to speak to the public. If you or someone  you know has an Ash tree on their property, this is the time to come because  you will have a chance to speak 1-on-1 to these experts about your situation.  At 7 pm, the expert panel discussion will begin. The FCA will pose four  questions to the panelists designed to help flesh out the complexities of this  issue. After a short break, we’ll open up the discussion to questions from the  floor.

This is an excellent opportunity to become better informed so  you can help inform the residents living in your community, so please join us  at 6 pm on Tuesday, October 9th at the Overbrook  Community Centre, 33 Quill Street <> .

PS: Please help us spread the  word about this important event by sharing it with your residents online and  through email. I have attached the event poster which can also be downloaded  from our site at:

We look forward to seeing you there!


James  O’Grady, VP Communications
Federation of Citizens’ Associations of  Ottawa

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