In 2012, City Council approved spending $2.6 million annually for 10 years to remove 1/10 of the Ash Tree Inventory due to an invasive beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer.
As of December 2017, the City has removed 15,424 of the projected 22,738 Ash Trees.
A reminder to everyone that for every tree the City removes, a new tree will be planted. To learn more, please visit the website.
The emerald ash borer is a highly destructive invasive beetle. It is a pest of ash trees. It was confirmed as present in Canada in the summer of 2002. It has killed a large number of ash trees in North America and poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas across Canada and the United States.
To read the 2017 Information Update - Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan Report, click here.
To read the 2016 Information Update - Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan Report, click here.
Click here to visit the Government of Canada's Emerald Ash Borer Q&A page.