Forestry Update

ICE STORM UPDATE:

City of Mississauga contracted crews are now completing tree and debris removal and clean-up. The next step is stump removal.

Stump Removals

City contract crews will begin working on stump removal this month. Before the crews begin, all areas will be checked for underground cables and pipes. Utility companies will repair any problems resulting from the stump removal.

Once the tree stumps are removed the ground will be repaired with topsoil and reseeded as weather permits.

Tree Replacement

The City is developing a plan to replace trees on public property. Priority will be given to residential streets, arterial roads, parks and then woodlots. The residential areas that were hardest hit, such as losing the majority of the trees on their street, will be at the top of the list to receive replacement trees.

The goal is to replant each tree removed. However, due to changes in above or below ground utilities since the original street trees were installed there is a chance the new tree will be moved to a new location or a new tree cannot be planted. Residents will be advised of these decisions.

The total number of trees and the replanting schedule has not been determined. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

What can you do to help our community replace our lost tree canopy? Residents and businesses are welcome to participate in neighbourhood planting projects. Visit onemilliontrees.ca for more information.

Visit www.mississauga.ca/icestormrecovery for updates on the ice storm recovery.

EMERALD ASH BORER UPDATE:

All inventoried city-owned ash trees, along boulevards and in parks, have been inspected. The City has completed treating all viable ash trees with TreeAzin™. Treatment trees are marked with a Blue dot.

City contracted crews continue to remove dead or dying ash trees along boulevards and in parks. Trees marked with an orange X are scheduled to be removed. After the tree is removed, the stump will be removed and the ground will be repaired with topsoil and reseeded as weather permits.

In parks, removal will focus on high risk areas next to roadways, trails and paths, homes and buildings/facilities.

  • Please note: paths or trails may be closed as posted when contractors are working in these areas to ensure the safety of residents using the woodlots.

Tree Replacement

The City plans to replant each street and park tree removed due to EAB. However, due to changes in above or below ground utilities since the original street trees were installed there is a chance the new tree will be moved to a new location or a new tree cannot be planted. Residents will be advised of these decisions.

Visit www.mississauga.ca/eab for more information and updates.

NOTE: It is NOT necessary to report that the street tree in front of your house was removed due to the Ice Storm or Emerald Ash Borer and needs to be replaced. We have a record of each tree and the goal is to replace each of these trees, where possible.

For more information call 3-1-1 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits) weekdays from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. In the event of an after-hours emergency call 905-615-3000.