Renewing our urban forest, temporary trail closures expected

Tue, 11 Aug 2015

We’re helping our woodlands regrow after the impact of Emerald Ash Borer

Ash tree removals are beginning in town woodlands. Temporary trail closures expected.

The town is a leader in Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) management and continues to treat municipal ash trees on streets and in parks to protect them against the invasive insect. However, EAB has had a devastating effect on our woodlands. Most, if not all of the town’s 43,000 woodland ash trees are now dead or dying.

The town is following best forest management practices to remove dead and dying ash trees to reduce the risk to the public and to help our woodlands regrow.

Beginning late August or early September 2015, as weather and ground conditions permit, tree removals will begin in:

The Parkway – 1
Joshua Creek Trail
East Joshua Creek Trail – 2
The Parkway – 2

Woodlands and trails, or portions of them, will be temporarily closed as tree removals take place.

Town staff will be available at the information tent at the Parkway woodland parking lot on Bayshire Drive, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Monday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

The town will be removing trees from all 280 woodlands over the next 10-plus years. For more information, visit the Woodlands Hazard Abatement page or contact ServiceOakville at service@oakville.ca or 905-845-6601