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City invites residents to learn about the emerald ash borer

Apr 10, 2013

The City of Mississauga is hosting four public meetings for residents to learn about the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) insect and its plan to treat approximately 20,000 City-owned ash trees over the next ten years. 

"The City is working to preserve a percentage of the City's ash tree cover from the effects of the emerald ash borer," said Gavin Longmuir, manager, Forestry. "EAB will have a significant impact on our ash tree cover and we're asking residents to monitor for signs on their property and encouraging them to speak with a certified arborist for available management options."

 

What:  Residents are invited to attend and learn more about the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the impact this invasive insect is having on trees in the City and across the province.

When:

 

Tuesday, April 16

Location: Central Library, Classroom 3 (301 Burnhamthorpe Road West)

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)

 

Thursday, April 18

Location: Meadowvale Community Centre (6655 Glen Erin Drive)

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)

 

Monday, April 22

Location: Port Credit Memorial Arena – Credit Room (40 Stavebank Road N)

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)

 

Tuesday, April 23

Location: Malton Community Centre (3540 Morning Star Drive)    

Time: 6 to 9 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)

 

To learn more about the City's EAB management plan, visit us at mississauga.ca/eab.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

 

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Media Contact:

Erin Beaudoin

Public Affairs Specialist

City of Mississauga

905-615-3200 ext. 4297

TTY:  905-896-5151

erin.beaudoin@mississauga.ca






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