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. The program runs through the summer months and Ambassadors can survey as many or as few trees as they like at any time that is convenient for them.

Are you looking to learn new skills and volunteer in a meaningful way? Now is your chance. Register for one of our information and training sessions. High school students can earn volunteer hours. Email us with your address at foresthealthvolunteers@oakville.ca.

Information and training session:

Monday, June 11, 6 - 8:15 p.m. or
Monday, June 18, 6 - 8:15 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Rehearsal Hall
2302 Bridge Road.

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.