Ash Trees - Granton Park

Published on: 
September 11, 2014
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Announcements

Recently, as a precaution, the infested ash trees have been cut down in Granton Park. Our Parks & Recreation staff, and some concerned residents, found a number of infected ash trees in the park this summer. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that all of Middlesex County has had a “Ministerial Order” issued to help slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) effective immediately. In order to prevent the spread of emerald ash borers, approximately 15 ash trees were cut down and will be replaced next spring with a variety of trees. We appreciate the cooperation and help from the neighboring residents in eliminating these hazards from our parks and open spaces. Again we will be replacing these trees in the spring and working hard on continually maintaining a high standard for safety and beauty in our parks.

Please see the links below for more information on the Emerald Ash Bore:

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-protection/insects/emerald-ash-borer/eng/1337273882117/1337273975030

http://www.middlesex.ca/living-here/environment/weeds-pests