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Pointe-Claire, Que. ready to remove 800 ash trees to control emerald ash borer spread

Newly planted trees will add diversity to city


February 1, 2022
By Turf & Rec

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About 800 ash trees in the City of Pointe-Claire, Que. are slated for removal from today through mid-May as part of the municipality’s strategy to control the emerald ash borer infestation.

Given priority are trees located in David W. Beck Park, along Queen Avenue, north of the Judge Lindsay H. Place Sports Field, and in Terra-Cotta Natural Park, close to Viburnum Avenue. The infested trees are located mostly in parks and green spaces, along roads and in woodlands.

The strategy is an effort to protect the city’s healthy trees.

The ash borer control strategy, which began in 2015, includes planting new trees each year along public roads and in parks. Other species of trees are to be planted this year and in 2023 to provide diversity and develop a healthier urban forest.

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