Category Archives: Trees

Security upgrades at Arkell Spring grounds begin May 20

May 15, 2019

The City is making security upgrades at the Arkell Spring grounds to enhance the protection of Guelph’s drinking water source and to improve public safety. Continue reading Security upgrades at Arkell Spring grounds begin May 20


Guelph urban forest study

April 22, 2019

The City of Guelph is using iTree to learn more about the state of our urban forest Continue reading Guelph urban forest study


City shares street tree ownership information with residents through online map

November 25, 2016

Guelph, Ont., November 25, 2016 – At the December 5 Committee of the Whole meeting, Council and the community will learn about the findings of the tree inventory project before an online tool is available on December 6. The tree inventory project began in 2014 as an initiative of the Urban Forest Management Plan to better understand the number, health, species and ownership of the City’s trees, and to assist the Parks Operations and Forestry division in managing and budgeting for its year-round tree maintenance program. The City spends $1.8 million annually to maintain the urban forest. To date, staff have inventoried more than 50,000 street and park trees, and an estimated 737,000 trees in City-owned and managed forests. The tree inventory, which is about… Continue reading City shares street tree ownership information with residents through online map


How Guelph deals with termites and Emerald Ash Borer

August 5, 2014

Preventing damage caused by invasive insects The City monitors both termite and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) populations. Guelph’s insect control programs vary due to key differences between the two species, and the different objectives for each program. Termites can do more damage than EAB Termites attack houses and other wooden structures, while EAB attacks one species of tree. While we are working to minimize the damage to Guelph’s urban forest, the potential for damage caused by EAB is not as detrimental as that of termites. Left unchecked, a termite population could have a significant impact on the overall infrastructure in Guelph. Dealing with termites: control the spread Guelph seeks to prevent the spread of termites and control their population, perhaps eliminate them altogether. Termites move… Continue reading How Guelph deals with termites and Emerald Ash Borer


Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Guelph’s south end

May 17, 2012

The City has confirmed the Emerald Ash Borer — an invasive and destructive insect — has been found in four trees along Gordon Street boulevards near Clair Road. The trees were less than 10 years old and have been removed. Continue reading Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Guelph’s south end