As part of its emerald ash borer management strategy, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be removing 294 ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer in the Shirleys Bay sector of the western Greenbelt on Trail 10 near parking lot P2. Dead trees of other species may also be removed to improve access and allow a safe work environment for the crew undertaking the work.
WHEN: The work, which will begin on September 7, 2020, and continue for 11 days, will be undertaken between 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting. The work will not require the closure of pathway sections. Signage will be in place, and staff will be on-site.
Where access permits along the pathway, a tracked mulching unit will be used, with chipped materials left on-site to decompose. Where mechanized access is not possible, crews will be felling trees using chainsaws, with materials being managed on-site to mimic a natural setting. 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.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact NCC client services at 613-239-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details about the emerald ash borer management program, and to find out what work is being done and where, please visit our website and interactive map.