May 15, 2012
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded the ministerial order for the emerald ash borer in two areas of Ontario.

The new area regulated for the emerald ash borer includes Manitoulin District in Ontario, and the existing regulated area that includes the city of Ottawa, the united counties of Leeds and Grenville and now also takes in the united counties of Prescott and Russell.

Under the Emerald Ash Borer Infested Places Order, the movement of all ash tree materials and all firewood is regulated. Those moving designated materials from a regulated area without prior permission from the CFIA could face fines and/or prosecution.

A list of all the areas regulated for the beetle, including maps, can be found at