This fall, Forestry Services will have a contractor completing tending and tree planting within Whitehaven George C. Brown Park at 970 Parkhaven Avenue.
The objective is to ensure successful reforestation of forested areas impacted by EAB and invasive species. The work will include manual tending with brush saws and cut-stump pesticide application as well as planting of tree saplings. The details of the project and site map are pictured above.
The work is expected to take a few days to complete and is scheduled to begin this October/November.
Following the removal of ash trees impacted by Emerald Ash Borer from this woodlot, and subsequent reforestation work, tending and planting operations are now required to ensure successful rehabilitation of the forest.
These operations will include the removal and treatment of invasive plants and other competing species to allow for existing and planted native trees to succeed. Please note, where trails run through the treatment areas, it may be necessary to close the public access for a short period of time while the treatment takes place. Signs will be posted on site to identify these areas that will be temporarily closed to park users. Signs will include provincially regulated information about pesticide use, treatment timing and contact. For your safety, please do not enter the parks or pathways where signs are posted. Brush piles created through mechanical removal of vegetation will be removed following the completion of operations.
The tending and planting of saplings will start in October, weather permitting. Typical reforestation species include: red, sugar, and silver maple, bitternut hickory, blue-beech, burr and red oak, poplar species, white pine, white spruce, hemlock, larch, and dogwood.
To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer or the City’s EAB Strategy, please visit:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Woodlot Rehabilitation Program, please contact
Amanda Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Adam Palmer at email@example.com or call 311.