National Forest Week 2019
The City’s Forestry Section has partnered with Ecosource and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to host three events throughout National Forest Week to remind residents about the importance of trees and natural areas.
This year, in line with Mississauga’s commitment to promote the well-being of pollinators, programming will also explore the unique roles that pollinators play in our urban forest and food systems. Events will include:
Saturday, September 21 – National Forest Week Celebration
The One Million Trees program will kick off National Forest Week with partners Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Ecosource and offer guests the opportunity to learn about pollinators and forests, plant trees and participate in fun, interactive activities.
When: Saturday, September 21 (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Where: Elmcreek Park, 7320 Darcel Avenue, Mississauga
For more info and to register, visit http://ow.ly/PbSy50vvqKn.
Tuesday, September 24 – Ecosource Community Garden Workshop
Ecosource will offer a workshop at the Malton Community Garden to educate guests about organic gardening, pollinators, healthy ecosystems and more.
When: Tuesday, September 24 (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
Where: Malton Community Garden in Elmcreek Park, 7320 Darcel Avenue, Mississauga
For more info and to register, visit http://ow.ly/6ZaD50vvqWW.
Thursday, September 26 – Powerful Pollinators Workshop
Alvéole, an urban beekeeping company, will offer an engaging workshop with one of their beekeepers to explore with guests the different types of pollinators, their role in the food chain and interconnectivity with humans.
When: Thursday, September 26 (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Where: Malton Hall, 3091 Victory Crescent, Mississauga
For more info and to register, visit http://ow.ly/XIoh50vvrdZ.
Events were made possible by the TD Green Space Grant Program, a partnership between TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation.
Ash Tree Removals
Forestry staff are currently removing dead ash trees from woodlots across the city that have been infested with Emerald Ash Borer.
What type of work is being conducted?
Forestry staff will be removing dead ash trees from woodlots that have been infested by Emerald Ash Borer. Crews will be removing EAB-affected trees around the perimeter of the woodlots near or adjacent to residents’ private property and along sanctioned pathways throughout the woodlots.
In some cases, limb and trunk wood is left on site within the wooded area after work has been completed. By doing so, we do not disturb or affect the sensitive regeneration of native flora and fauna and encourage natural regeneration by providing materials for regrowth and habitat for woodland insects and animals.
Why are these trees being removed?
These ash trees have been infested by Emerald Ash Borer. Once infested by EAB, an ash tree dies quickly—leaving a dead or dying tree that poses safety risks.
Where can I receive updates on work being done?
Updates on this project will be posted on this webpage and will also be shared on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media channels.