Forest Health Ambassadors

The Town of Oakville engages residents to help monitor neighbourhood street trees for invasive insects, disease and other issues related to forest health. Forest health volunteers monitor municipal street trees only and do not survey trees on private property. High school students can earn volunteer hours.

Resource materials

Volunteer Data Form (pdf)

A Visual Guide to Detecting Emerald Ash Borer Damage (2006) (pdf). Natural Resources Canada, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Detecting Signs and Symptoms of Asian Longhorned Beetle Injury: Training Guide (2006) (pdf). City of Toronto, Natural Resources Canada, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, United States Department of Agriculture.

Helpful links

  • Ontario Invading Species Awareness Program: Forest Pests (EAB, Gypsy Moth, ALHB)
  • How to identify the presence of EAB: Signs and symptoms (2012). Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Explore Oakville: Explore Oakville is the town's interactive mapping tool that provides users with access to a wide range of geographic data that offers user-friendly functions and simple navigation. Users have the ability to switch to Silverlight (plugin required) for more options such as links to Google and Bing maps.
  • To learn more about our forest health initiatives visit BioForest Technologies Inc.