Winnipeg declared EAB restricted zone

Effective immediately, the movement of all materials from ash trees in the City of Winnipeg is restricted, and all firewood, no matter what species, is also restricted.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a notice on January 24, 2018 that the City of Winnipeg is now a restricted zone due to the confirmation of the Emerald Ash Borer in St. Boniface last November.

This means that no ash logs, branches or woodchips and no firewood of any kind can be moved from the City of Winnipeg to outside areas without written authorization from CFIA.

More details, such as how to request written authorization, will be posted as soon as they are available on our Wood-Wise EAB page here.