Response Statement - Blue Ash
This tree has a restricted distribution in the Carolinian forests of southwestern Ontario. Small total population size in a fragmented landscape, combined with increasing potential impact from browsing by White-tailed Deer and infestation by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, place the species at risk of further declines at most sites. In addition, mature trees on Middle Island are threatened by impacts of nesting Double-crested Cormorants. These factors resulted in a change in status from Special Concern to Threatened.
Consultation period: 2015-12-23 to 2016-05-04
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Wildlife Management and Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Wildlife Service
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