Tag Archives: Emerald Ash Borer

Tree maintenance in Riverside, Sunny Acres and Royal City parks

January 16, 2017 In February, the City of Guelph will be inspecting, pruning and removing trees in Riverside Park, Sunny Acres Park, and Royal City Park. Only trees that are dead or have the imminent potential to become a hazard to the public and/or property will be removed. The tree work is part of the City’s regular, ongoing tree maintenance. Trees will be visually inspected for health, structure and risk. Pruning is carried out to promote safe and healthy growth, and includes removal of live, dead and/or defective branches. Trees to be removed (marked with an orange ‘X’) are either dead, in the late stages of decline, structurally unsafe or are ash trees that have declined due to damage done by the emerald ash borer.… Continue reading Tree maintenance in Riverside, Sunny Acres and Royal City parks

City marking emerald ash borer infested trees for removal

Guelph, ON, July 9, 2015 – The City is marking public ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer (EAB) in preparation for tree removal. As part of the City’s EAB Plan, infested, dead or dying ash trees are marked with an orange “X”. The marking signifies that the tree is destined for removal. These trees include individual City owned ash trees fronting residential properties and trees found along roadways and in parks. “Residents may see trees painted with an orange X in their neighbourhood or local park,” says Timea Filer, urban forestry field technologist. “These marked trees are dead or have been infested by the emerald ash borer and have the potential to become a hazard as their health declines so they must be… Continue reading City marking emerald ash borer infested trees for removal

City asks residents to check their ash trees for emerald ash borer

Guelph, ON, May 21, 2015 – The City is asking residents and land owners to watch for signs of the emerald ash borer (EAB) on their property and to know what options are available for managing an infestation. “The City has developed a plan to handle the EAB infestation of City-owned ash trees; however, much of Guelph’s urban forest is located on private land,” says Timea Filer, urban forestry field technologist. “We ask residents to check their private property for ash trees, assess the health of those trees, and treat or remove them if their condition calls for it. We all have a role to play in keeping our tree canopy healthy.” Property owners are responsible for managing an EAB infestation on private property. Trees… Continue reading City asks residents to check their ash trees for emerald ash borer

How Guelph deals with termites and Emerald Ash Borer

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

City has plan to contend with emerald ash borer

Guelph, ON, May 7, 2014 – The emerald ash borer (EAB) is present throughout Guelph and the City has developed a plan to handle the infestation of City-owned ash trees over the next 10 years. The EAB is a highly destructive, non-native, wood-boring beetle that feeds under the bark of ash trees. The City has been monitoring its presence since it was first discovered in Canada in 2002. The EAB was confirmed in the south end of Guelph in the fall of 2011. In 2013, testing confirmed the EAB was present throughout the city. Once established, it is expected that close to 100 per cent of Guelph’s untreated street, park, and woodland ash trees will be killed over the next 10 years. Guelph’s EAB plan… Continue reading City has plan to contend with emerald ash borer