Plans for Tree Removal due to Emerald Ash Borer and Storm Water Flow Construction

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Dead and dying ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) have been identified for removal in the Lower Don River valley. These tree removals are necessary to mitigate any potential hazards. Specifically, the trees are located on the Beltline Trail along Mud Creek, the Park Drive Reservation Trail along Yellow Creek and Milkman’s Lane adjacent to Craigleith Gardens Park. Trees to be removed are marked with light blue dots.

In addition to the ash tree removals, Urban Forestry is also working in partnership with Toronto Water and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to improve storm water flow conditions and overall ravine health throughout the Mud Creek watershed. Some trees will be removed for access and construction as part of this work. Extensive restoration of the site will occur when the construction is complete.

Mud Creek work, including tree removals, is expected to begin on February 2, 2015 and be completed by mid-Spring 2015.

Depending on weather, ash removals will start in February 2015 and should be completed by mid-March 2015.

Additional information on the management of EAB-related ash removals is available on the “Ash Management” page and for the Mud Creek project, on the “Mud Creek” page of the “Urban Forestry Projects” section at www.toronto.ca/trees or:

Kristjan Vitols, Supervisor Forest Health Care & Special Projects:
Email: kvitols@toronto.ca  Office: 416-338-5910