Pests, diseases

10 trees to be removed from DeWolf Park after HRM detects Emerald Ash Borer infestation
By Alexander Quon for Global News, May 2, 2019. “Halifax Regional Municipality is removing 10 ash trees in DeWolf Park after they detected an invasive beetle species in the area…The Emerald Ash Borer is a highly destructive invasive species from Asia that has been present in Canada since 2002. However, it was first detected in Nova Scotia last year.”

Please keep an eye out for the “Hemlock Vampires”
Post on this website, April 18, 2019

New documentary on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Nova Scotia
Post on this website on September 11, 2018

Diseased beech increasing, other hardwoods declining in NE North America – could a 2nd exotic beech pest to enter NA via Nova Scotia redirect change again?
Post on NSFN, Mar 12, 2018. Beech leaf miner is present at Sandy Lake & Environs

Forest pests (Nova Scotia)
This NSDNR site includes information sheets on specific pests, newsletters and Annual reports (2007 and 2011)

Ticks/Lyme
Page on NSFN. “The first line of defence is to know where and when one could get bitten by ticks carrying Lyme disease and to take precautionary measures accordingly.”