Compensation available to property owners to assist with tree replanting efforts

News Release

May 4, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Compensation is now available for eligible property owners whose trees are ordered removed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for the Asian longhorned beetle. The compensation is intended to assist with tree replanting efforts in affected communities.

Property owners can apply for up to $300 per tree ordered removed on private property. The federal government is also compensating up to $150 per tree on public land and $40 per tree in private woodlots.

The best way to eradicate this insect is to remove all infested and susceptible trees inside the regulated area. The CFIA and the Government of Canada continue to work closely with municipal, regional and provincial authorities to protect Canada's trees and forests, and the industries that rely upon them, from the introduction and spread of harmful and invasive pests.

Quick Facts

  • The Asian longhorned beetle (ALHB) is an invasive pest known to attack and kill healthy hardwood trees, including maple. This insect is a serious threat to Canada's trees and urban forests.
  • Property owners who have received a CFIA Notice to Dispose between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2019 may be eligible for compensation.
  • In December 2013, the CFIA established a regulated area for ALHB in the Mississauga and Toronto territory. The regulated area is bordered in the north by Finch Avenue, in the east by Martin Grove Road, in the south by Highway 401 and in the west by Dixie Road.
  • No one is allowed to move nursery stock, trees, lumber, wood, wood and bark chips or firewood out of this regulated area unless authorized by the CFIA to do so.
  • Help protect your community from this invasive insect:
    • Check tree for evidence of ALHB
    • Collect suspect ALHB specimens, if found
    • Report suspect ALHB or ALHB tree damage to 1-800-442-2342
    • Don't move firewood

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