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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

City identifying, marking hazardous trees for removal

Guelph, Ont. January 22, 2016 – Over the next couple of weeks, the City will be identifying and marking public trees in wooded areas that are dead or have the imminent potential to become a hazard. Only trees that could fall on trails, private property, sidewalks, or roads are affected. The identification and marking of hazardous public trees is part of the City’s regular, ongoing tree maintenance, and aligns with the Emerald Ash Borer plan. Hazardous trees located in wooded areas within local parks and woodlots across Guelph will be marked with an orange ‘X.’ Removals are scheduled to begin this year. While the City will remove hazardous trees on public lands, property owners are reminded they are responsible for removing and disposing of hazardous trees and limbs… Continue reading City identifying, marking hazardous trees for removal

City to test vertical drain option on Carden Street tree pits

Guelph, ON, October 28, 2015 – On Monday, November 2, City staff will carry out trials in three tree pits along Carden Street. A preliminary investigation into the decline of the 11 red maple trees—removed in June—found that the tree roots were exposed to too much water because of improper drainage. As a potential solution, City employees are cleaning out the tree pits, installing a vertical drain, and pouring water into the pit to see how it drains. “If successful, vertical drains will be installed in the remaining eight tree pits and new trees will be planted. If the testing is not successful, other options will be explored,” says Timea Filer, urban forestry field technologist with the City. The work, scheduled for 7 a.m. to… Continue reading City to test vertical drain option on Carden Street tree pits

City replacing trees along Carden Street

Guelph, ON, May 28, 2015 – City staff will be removing and replanting street trees along Carden Street this summer. Staff will be marking the ten remaining dead or dying red maple trees along Carden Street with orange X’s later this week, and plan to remove the trees in early June to prepare the street for new plantings. It is expected that new street trees will be planted in late June. On May 20, one of the 11 street trees was removed to test the tree pit and determine the cause of the tree’s decline. It was found that the tree roots were exposed to too much water. The cause of the excess water is currently being investigated. “We cannot assume all 11 trees along… Continue reading City replacing trees along Carden Street

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

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

Guelph to benefit with 33 new trees

Local charity, homebuilder donates trees and shrubs to City’s landscaping project Guelph, On, September 25, 2014 – The City of Guelph has received a donation of 33 trees and nine shrubs for its landscaping project at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. Andrew Lambden, from Terra View Homes, and the Nicholas Lambden Memorial Children’s Foundation made the donation through the City’s Greening Guelph program as part of an ongoing commitment to give back to the community by enhancing Guelph’s public spaces. Greening Guelph is a donation program to increase the green canopy in Guelph and aligns with the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan and Natural Heritage System (Official Plan Amendment 42). “Trees, plants and shrubs are an integral part of our environment and a valuable asset… Continue reading Guelph to benefit with 33 new trees

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