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Relocation of Downtown Maple Trees

The City of Mississauga’s Forestry Unit is relocating four maple trees from the Duke of York Blvd median, north of Burnhamthorpe Rd, to prepare for watermain and sanitary sewer improvements being conducted by the Region of Peel. The trees will be relocated to a new site within the downtown core at Zonta Meadows Park.

Work is expected to take place during the week of October 30 and is weather dependent. Forestry plans to conduct work outside of morning and afternoon rush hour to avoid impact on traffic.

Any updates to this project will be shared on this webpage as well as on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels.


Cankerworm & Gypsy Moth - Fall 2017 Update

Starting the week of Sept. 4, BioForest Technologies Inc., a contractor of the City of Mississauga, will begin monitoring for gypsy moth and cankerworm populations in all impacted Wards. The main focus of their work is to outline all of the areas impacted by cankerworm and gypsy moth based on service requests and past monitoring. This includes Wards 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8. Additional monitoring will be taking place in Wards 5, 9, and 11 based on our existing gypsy moth monitoring program. BioForest will provide the City with both interim and final reports, late fall and early winter, on predicted population levels and defoliation forecasts for 2018 to help inform management decisions.

Gypsy moth egg mass surveys are the first step and will take 3-4 weeks to complete. BioForest staff will count egg masses on trees to help forecast defoliation for 2018. City staff will work with BioForest to scrape egg masses off trees that are easily reached to help reduce populations as part of our regular integrated pest management program.

Tree banding for cankerworms will begin the week of Sept. 25 and all bands will be installed by Oct. 6. Female moths will be monitored and counted periodically to help estimate the populations. Adult moths begin to emerge from the ground around the same time as the first hard frost and they finish emerging around the first week of December.

Trees in the monitoring program will be identified with a bright pink dot sprayed on the tree at breast height.

BioForest will provide an interim report to the City mid-fall that will include an analysis of gypsy moth population predictions for 2018 based on data they have collected to that point. Staff will bring an information report to Council at this time outlining findings to date. A final report will be completed at this time and submitted to Forestry, who will present the final findings and predications to Council in December once the emergence of cankerworm moths have finished and the data has been analysed.

 For more information, please email parks.forestry@mississauga.ca.


High Water Level Warning

Due to record high water levels, two parks along the waterfront trail have areas with restricted public access.

Impacted Parks

St. Lawrence Park

  • No public access to the lower promenade section of the park
  • The main Waterfront Trail is open for public use

Marina Park

  • No public access to the gravel parking lot
  • Public boat launch is closed with no public access

Please exercise extreme caution along the Lake Ontario shoreline and all bodies of water. Children and pets should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.


Ash Tree Removals from Woodlots in Ward 8

Beginning July 2017, Forestry staff will be removing dead ash trees from woodlots near Sawmill Creek in Ward 8 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 near Sawmill Creek in Ward 8 that have been infested by Emerald Ash Borer. Crews will be removing EAB-affected trees around the perimeter of the woodlot near or adjacent to residents’ private property and along sanctioned pathways throughout the woodlot.

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 will the work take place?

Work will take place in woodlots around Sawmill Creek in Ward 8. A map is available to illustrate the general areas where contract crews will be working.

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.

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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.

What type of work is being conducted?

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.

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 will the work take place?

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.
Will traffic be impacted in the downtown core?

Forestry staff plans to conduct work outside of morning and afternoon rush hour to avoid impact on traffic.

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.

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