Protect Manitoba's Trees. Don't move firewood

The City of Winnipeg has been regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for Emerald Ash Borer. Any movement of all firewood of all species, ash nursery stock or ash wood (including wood chips, wood packaging or dunnage) out of this area is prohibited without written permission from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

For more information about the regulated area, please see the CFIA website

Questions may be directed to Dawson Procter at or Fiona Ross at; 204-793-2987.

Alert: Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in the City of Winnipeg. Surveys to determine the extent of the infestation are ongoing.

More information on emerald ash borer is available at:


The Emerald Ash Borer is a highly invasive and destructive insect that has killed millions of ash trees in the U.S. and in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.


  • the average length is 7.5 to 13.5 millimetres (about 1/2 inch)
  • their name is indicative of their shiny metallic green colour
  • they have a bright red abdomen, which is visible only when the wings and forewings are pulled back
Size of adult emerald ash borer


  • a creamy white color
Image of a larvea

Since Emerald Ash Borer is very hard to detect in the early stages, it often goes unnoticed until it's too late. For this reason, Emerald Ash Borer has been difficult to control and manage. Prevention measures and early detection are the best defense against this devastating invasive forest insect.