Starting next week, City contracted crews will be working in Bough Beeches Park to remove Ash trees infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). City staff will start marking trees for removal next week, and then removing the trees shortly after that. All trees scheduled for removals have been marked with an orange X.
The work will take approximately one day as there are only 9 trees to remove.
Crews will be working Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. After the initial tree removal, crews will remove the tree stumps, repair the ground with topsoil and reseed. All works will be weather dependant.
All City-owned street and park trees removed due to EAB will be replanted within the community. Some street trees may need to be replanted in another location due to changes in underground utilities.
Forestry is currently working on plans to replant woodlots. Each woodlot is unique and will require additional work to create individual plans for each site. For some, that may mean letting them regenerate naturally while others will have trees replanted.
Trees will be replanted approximately one year after the stump is removed. However, timing is approximate due to the short planting season and weather conditions.
Residents do not need to report if a street tree in front of or adjacent to their house was removed due to EAB. Staff have a record of each city-owned street removed due to EAB.