A report to council on Monday details several options for dealing with the emerald ash borer (CBC)
City administrators in Thunder Bay, Ont. say they expect dealing with the arrival of the emerald ash borer in the city will cost millions over the next decade.
A report slated to go to council Monday lays out several options for combating the invasive beetle, which destroys ash trees.
The report, prepared by city forester Shelley Vescio, shows that simply doing nothing and removing trees after the ash borer kills them would be the most expensive option, costing $7.6 million over the next decade. The report goes on to say that the money would have to be spent, as the trees, once dead, become hazardous.