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Prepare for springtime tree removal

Read Guelph’s private tree bylaw and submit applications early in the season Guelph, Ont., February 22, 2017– The City reminds property owners who plan to remove any trees this spring, to review Guelph’s private tree bylaw to determine if a tree removal permit is needed. “Removing a tree on your property isn’t as straightforward as one might think, Guelph’s tree bylaw is a good resource that explains the tree removal permit process and when a permit is needed,” explains April Nix, environmental planner with the City of Guelph. “Spring is a busy time for construction and landscaping projects that often include removing trees, so it’s best to plan ahead and submit your tree removal permit early to avoid delays.” Ready to remove a tree on… Continue reading Prepare for springtime tree removal

Site work to begin at 0 Paisley Road

Partial tree removal and grading expected to begin this spring Guelph, ON, March 10, 2015 – The City will issue tree and site alteration permits allowing the property owner to begin tree removal and grading at 0 Paisley Road. An agreement reached between the property owner and the City permits certain treed portions of the site to be preserved, while other treed portions are cleared and graded. The agreement meets the overall intent of the City’s Official Plan as it relates to the Natural Heritage System and supports the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan. The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) approved this settlement on March 6, 2015. “The City takes great care to protect ecological areas with all development projects,” explains Todd Salter, general manager, Planning Services.… Continue reading Site work to begin at 0 Paisley Road

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