Emerald Ash Borer

  • Planning And Design
  • In Progress

Project Description

Removal, restoration and replanting of trees impacted by the Emerald Ash Borer. The Emerald Ash Borer is an invading beetle that has killed millions of Ash trees in southern Ontario and the Great Lakes States. It attacks both healthy and stressed Ash trees when its larvae tunnel through the tree’s vascular system which delivers water and nutrients through the tree. Once infected the mortality of Ash trees is nearly 100%, and the tree will die within 1 to 4 years of infestation. Infected trees on City boulevards could become dangerous and must be removed for public safety. It will take several years for the City’s Forestry Crew to remove all the impacted trees city-wide.

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Project Cost


Project Schedule

On-going in 2019

Project Contact

Marianne Tikky
Manager of Municipal Roadways & Parks
905-356-7521 ext 4222

Image Gallery (3 images)

  • Beetle on leaf
  • Stump with tunnels
  • holes on tree