As part of our emerald ash borer management strategy, we will be removing 435 ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer on Trail 43 in the eastern Greenbelt. Dead trees of other species may also be removed to improve access and allow a safe work environment for the crew undertaking the work.
The work, which will start January 20, 2020, and continue for five days, will be undertaken between 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting. This work will require trail closures, with trails reopening as removal operations are completed. Signage will be in place, and staff will be on-site to direct trail users.
Once natural regeneration has begun, we will re-evaluate the corridor to determine tree planting needs, as we will be in a better position to assess the situation at that time. The sections of the trail closest to Conroy Road and Hawthorne Road are high priorities for replanting.