Local Forestry

Extreme cold won’t help London’s emerald ash borer problem

Information circling the Internet earlier this week suggested a silver lining to London’s record-breaking cold weather emergency — the death of the dreaded emerald ash borer.

As it turns out, people may have gotten their hopes up a little too early. According to Taylor Scarr, provincial forest entomologist with the Ministry of Natural Resources, the cold snap happened too late in the winter to be much of a help.