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Emerald Ash Borer treatment set to begin in August

Aug 01, 2012

The City of Mississauga will begin treating select City-owned Ash trees against the infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) throughout the month of August beginning Tuesday, August 7th.

"Treating the first 600 trees is a positive step in managing the impact that EAB will have on the City's Ash tree canopy," said Gavin Longmuir, manager, Forestry. "I encourage residents to monitor their own properties and contact a certified arborist to check for EAB and review available treatment options."

Based on surveying completed in 2011, Ash trees within a half-kilometre radius of infected trees will be treated by licensed contractors if they meet the City of Mississauga's treatment criteria as follows:

• 20 cm or greater in diameter
• Overall health and structure
• Location
• Level of EAB infestation

When:

Tuesday, August 7 to Friday, August 24 (weather dependant)

Where:

Ward 3 - South of Eastgate Parkway, West of the Etobicoke Creek, North of
              Burnhamthorpe Road and East of Dixie Road

Ward 8 - South of Burnhamthorpe Road, West of Winston Churchill Boulevard,
              North of Laird Road and East of Ridgeway Drive

Ward 9 - South of Aquitaine Avenue, West of Millcreek Drive, North of Britannia
              Road and East of Winston Churchill Boulevard

What:

Licensed contractors will apply a Canadian-made product called TreeAzin™ developed by BioForest Technologies and Canada Forest Service. TreeAzin™ uses a direct injection system to apply the insecticide into the tree. To learn more about BioForest Technologies and TreeAzin™, visit www.bioforest.ca.

For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer and the City's treatment program, visit www.mississauga.ca/eab

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 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 focussing 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
905-615-3200 ext. 4297
erin.beaudoin@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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