• Mario Carr

Mohawk Park woodlot April 9 update meeting


Dying and dead trees at Mohawk Park close to Appleby Line have been cut and removed by the City of Burlington. The City is having a public meeting on Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Anglican Church, 5324 Bromley Rd. to discuss plans to replant the woodlot.

Native saplings grown from seeds taken from other woodlots within Burlington will be planted to replace these damaged trees. The City is also seeking comments from the community at the meeting for possible improvements to the park located at the corner of Spruce Av. and Kenwood Av.

On Feb. 26, the City had a public meeting to discuss the need to remove approximately 200 dead and dying ash and invasive buckthorn tees from the woodlot. Some of these trees were damaged by the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle.

These trees were a potential safety hazard to adjacent properties owners and for people using the park for recreation. For a number of years, Ash trees in Southern Ontario have been threatened by an infestation of Emerald Ash Borer Beetles.

The insect is non-native to the Appleby Line area in Burlington, and is known to colonize Ash Trees. It tunnels beneath the bark, cutting off the transport of nutrients and water to the upper portions of the tree, ultimately killing the tree.

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