Downtown Ash Tree Removals
Beginning April 2017, Forestry staff will be removing 78 dead ash trees from the downtown core that have been infested with Emerald Ash Borer.
Forestry staff will be removing 78 dead ash trees from the downtown core that have been infested by Emerald Ash Borer. Trees to be removed have had an orange "X" painted on them. Once these trees have been removed, their stumps will be removed or temporarily covered over with asphalt.
Replacement trees will be planted for all 78 trees removed. However, due to construction of the forthcoming Hurontario-LRT, some replacement trees will be planted in alternate locations.
In certain instances and locations, the City will be implementing soil cell technology to give trees the soil volume they need to thrive, allowing their roots to spread under the sidewalk or parking space.
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.
Work will take place in the City Centre area of Ward 4 near the Square One Shopping Centre in the following locations:
- City Centre Dr between Confederation Pkwy and Living Arts Dr;
- City Centre Dr between Kariya Gate and Robert Speck Pkwy; and
- Rathburn Rd W between Confederation Pkwy and City Centre Dr.
Forestry staff plans to conduct work outside of morning and afternoon rush hour to avoid impact on traffic.
Updates on this project will be posted on this webpage and will also be shared on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media channels.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call 3-1-1 (or 905-615-4311 from outside City limits).