Emerald Ash Borers are in our neck of the woods!


Image of the Emeral Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer

As you may or may not know, the Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that has been recently confirmed in the Kawartha Lakes.  One of the speakers at our Environment Meeting this summer discussed these very damaging pests and we should all be aware of the threat they pose to our forest.  They attack only Ash trees but they have a 100% kill rate.  

You can tell if you have them by looking for D shaped holes in the bark (where they exit once larvae have matured) and new branches growing near the bottom of the trunk.  The trees can not be saved as they do not recover from the damage done by the larvae eating the wood under the bark. 

In order to manage them as well as possible, moving Ash products (fire wood, chips, etc,) is forbidden, and once you find a tree on your property that is affected, it must be cut down and all of the wood burned.  

Please click on the links below to educate yourselves further and check your property for Ash trees with signs of infestation.

Notification from CoKL that EAB has been confirmed in our area

How to identify Ash trees

Information about the EAB problem

Images of the Emerald Ash Borers 

Further information about the EAB problem


Annual Thanksgiving Football Game

Location – Wisener cottage: “Rigadoon” 33 Henry Street.

Date – Sunday, October 13 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Each year on Thanksgiving a group of folks gather to toss the ol’ pigskin around and have a grand ol’ time. The Wisener Clan invites everyone, from all generations, to join in the fun. Whether you are interested in playing or just watching and socializing with friends and neighbours they’d love to see you all there! It will be a great way to get together one last time before closing up for the winter.

Please bring your own lawn chair/blanket and beverage of choice.

The format of the game is touch football for all ages and everyone gets a turn as Quarterback. Teams are distinguished as “Hats” and “No-Hats” so if you plan to play, please bring a hat with you.

Rain or shine.

See you there!

More information can be found on Facebook