City staff have informed my office that several ash trees in our community will need be removed due to the Emerald Ash Borer as part of the second phase of the Woodlot Rehabilitation Program. There are three different sites where removal and subsequent reforestation will take place:
- Louis Turner Park, 1190 Old Second Line Rd
- Kimmins Court Park, 250 Walden Dr
- Beaverpond Park, 243 Walden Dr
Following the removal of ash trees impacted by Emerald Ash Borer from these sites, the tending and planting of saplings will start in October, weather permitting. Typical reforestation species include: red, sugar, and silver maple, bitternut hickory, blue-beech, burr and red oak, poplar species, white pine, white spruce, hemlock, larch, and dogwood.
The work will also include the removal and treatment of invasive plants and other competing species to allow for existing and planted native trees to succeed. Please note, where trails run through the treatment areas, it may be necessary to close the public access for a short period of time while the treatment takes place. Signs will be posted on site to identify these areas that will be temporarily closed to park users. Signs will include provincially regulated information about pesticide use, treatment timing and contact. For your safety, please do not enter the parks or pathways where signs are posted.
Beaverpond Park, 243 Walden Dr
Kimmins Court Park, 250 Walden Dr
Louis Turner Park, 1190 Old Second Line Rd
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Woodlot Rehabilitation Program, please contact Amanda Mitchell at email@example.com or Adam Palmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.