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Dear Ottawa-area Community Associations,
The devastation to Ottawa’s ash trees by the Emerald Ash Borer <http://www.bioforest.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=content&menuid=34&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 <http://goo.gl/maps/w0yOv> .
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 <http://goo.gl/maps/IkQon> .
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: http://www.fca-fac.ca/Misc/121009EA.pdf.
We look forward to seeing you there!
James O’Grady, VP Communications
Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa
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