City identifying, marking hazardous trees for removal

December 20, 2017

Over the next three weeks, the City will be identifying and marking public trees in ash dominated wooded areas that are dead or have the likely 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 either be marked with an orange ‘X’ for removal, an orange dot for pruning, and blue paint to identify a potential wildlife tree. Removals are scheduled to begin in 2018.

Natural areas include:

  • Ellis Creek
  • Hadati Creek
  • Margaret Greene Park
  • Marksam Park
  • Mitchell Park
  • Ridgeway Avenue
  • Westminister Woods

Property owners are reminded that while the City will remove hazardous trees on public lands, property owners are responsible for removing and disposing of hazardous trees and limbs from their properties, at their cost. A dead or dying tree becomes high risk of causing injury or damage and may be a violation of the City’s Property Standards Bylaw.

For more information

Timea Filer
Urban Forestry Field Technologist
Parks and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 3352