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

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