EAB is an insect that kills all species of Ash trees native to North America. EAB has already infested and will continue to destroy many Ash trees in Ontario, Quebec and the Northeastern United States.
Dead and dying trees are now a serious safety concern as EAB continues to spread to more trees throughout Mississauga.
Emerald Ash Borer Factsheet, Natural Resources Canada
What is the City doing?
The City has inspected all city-owned ash trees on streets and in parks and continues to inspect trees in woodlots. City contracted crews have treated sustainable ash trees on streets and in parks with TreeAzin™.
The City continues to remove municipally-owned dead or dying ash street trees and trees in parks and woodlots city-wide. Removal focuses on high risk areas next to roadways, trails and paths, homes, schools and building/facilities. Public safety is the first priority.
All city-owned street trees and park trees removed due to EAB will be replanted.
What can residents do?
It is your responsibility to treat or remove dead or dying ash trees on your property.
Once infested with EAB, an ash tree may die quickly. If your EAB infested ash tree is located in a yard, along a street or a fence, it could pose a safety risk and you should consider having it removed. Safety is the most important issue when determining when to remove your dead or dying ash tree.
If you have treated your ash tree, continue to do so. If you have not treated your ash tree, contact an ISA Certified Arborist for advice on your tree.