April 1, 2017

Hamilton removes infested ash trees

Hamilton, Ont., municipal workers have begun removing dozens of infested ash trees from the city’s Confederation Park. Approximately 66 dead or dying trees infested by emerald ash borer (EAB) are being replaced with new tree species to help diversify Hamilton’s urban forest. The City of Hamilton says the highly destructive invasive beetle has the potential to destroy Hamilton’s entire ash population by 2020. In 2012, the city approved a 10-year plan to remove all impacted city-owned ash trees.