- The Ash species has been threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer since 2002, it was first detected in Detroit and Windsor USA, with >99% of mature ash trees expected to die. EAB has spread throughout Canada cause more and more mortality each year.
- Since 2004 the National Tree Seed Centre has been a leader in the conservation efforts. They are banking representative seed samples of all native ash across their range. To date NTSC has banked over 850 seed collections for future research and reintroduction.
To keep up to date on what the NTSC is up to click this link https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-data/research-centres-labs/forestry-research-centres/atlantic-forestry-centre/national-tree-seed-centre/13449#conservation
Visit our temporary Google Sites project page for more information on our 2018 work. FGCA is currently fundraising for priority seed collection areas in 2019. Please contact us or the National Tree Seed Centre if you or your organization would like to contribute funds to this important cause.
Report Ash Seed or Survivors
We have two ways for landowners or citizen scientists to report ash seed or survivors. Either follow our project on iNaturalist (