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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Awareness Week: Learn About What the City is Doing and What You Can Do

Environment | May 27, 2015

To raise awareness about Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Mississauga, Forestry staff will host information booths, a tree planting and a Twitter Chat during the week of June 1 to 5. The goal is to update residents on what the City is doing to manage EAB and what residents can do to manage the impact of EAB on privately-owned trees.

“While we are working on City-owned trees, we want residents to know their options for dealing with infested trees on their property,” said Jessica McEachren, Acting Manager, Forestry. “We invite residents to come out and learn about this pest and the effects on their trees. Residents are responsible to treat or remove dead or dying ash trees on their property.”

EAB Awareness Week Information Booths

  • Monday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Clarkson Community Centre | 2475 Truscott Drive,
  • Tuesday, June 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
    River Grove Community Centre | 5800 River Grove Ave.
  • Wednesday, June 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Mississauga Valley Community Centre | 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd
  • Thursday June 4, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Malton Community Centre | 3540 Morning Star Drive

Tree Planting
Wednesday, June 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Applewood Hills

Everyone is welcome to come out and help plant trees and clean-up the park.

#EABWeek Twitter Chat
Tuesday, June 2, 7 to 8 p.m.
Join us online to learn more about EAB and ask the Forestry team questions.

Background
EAB was first detected in Mississauga in 2008. By 2012, EAB was confirmed in all wards of the City. Of the over 2 million public and private trees in Mississauga, it is estimated that 10 per cent are Ash trees. To manage this pest, City Council endorsed the EAB Active Management Plan in 2012.

Through this plan, the City continues to treat viable Ash trees and remove and replace dead or dying city-owned Ash trees. The effort is to preserve some of the City-owned Ash trees and to repair our tree canopy by replanting trees within the community.

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