Ash tree removal in the Greenbelt — Stony Swamp

As part of its emerald ash borer management strategy, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be removing ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer in the Stony Swamp area of the western Greenbelt.


  • The pathway link between Moodie Drive and Trail 27
  • Portion of Trail 27
  • Portions of other unofficial trails, behind the homes along Ridgefield Crescent


The work will take place starting the week of November 14 and continue until November 24, 2017. Work will be undertaken between 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting.

We will also be mulching some large piles of ash material in the easement behind Ridgefield east of Sycamore Drive. Due to the large volume of ash trees and wood debris to be managed, we will be using several different approaches to move as efficiently as possible and minimize disturbance to users and neighbours.

This closure is required to remove trees affected by the emerald ash borer disease to prevent a possible health and safety risk.

The National Capital Commission urges users to exercise caution and obey signage.