As part of its emerald ash borer management strategy, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be removing 550 ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer, which are located along Watts Creek Pathway and Corkstown Road in the western Greenbelt. Dead trees of other species may also be removed to improve access and allow for a safe work environment for the crew undertaking the work.
The work will be undertaken from February 25 to March 1, 2019, between 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting. The work will require temporary closure of some pathway sections. Signage will be in place, and staff will be on-site to redirect users.
The work crew will be using large forestry equipment. Trees will be felled, and tops and branch material will be mulched on-site; all other wood debris resulting from the work will also be managed within the corridor. This work is taking place in a forested area over a long section of pathway. The corridor will be re-evaluated in the spring, at which time a decision will be made related to tree-planting requirements.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NCC’s 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 NCC website and interactive map.