The Forestry Section monitors City-owned property for signs of insects and the introduction or reoccurrence of new pest plant species.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques have been used to manage and monitor new and existing species of insects and plants that pose a threat to the environment.
IPM is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks.
IPM uses knowledge of pest, plant and environmental conditions to select the best combination of management strategies. IPM recognizes the extraordinary adaptability of insects and does not attempt to eradicate a particular pest entirely, but rather is aimed at keeping pest populations below the threshold level at which they can cause significant economic loss.
Other Common Fungal Diseases - Learn more about commonly found tree diseases here.
For more information on invasive species, visit the Ministry of Natural Resources.
To read the Ontario Invasive Species Strategic Plan 2012, click here.