The forested area between the Library and the Cambridge Courts townhouse complex has also been infected. Most of the trees there are sick or dead and could potentially fall down on their own or even catch on fire if we don’t remove them. Some good news. We had our team investigate further and the existing maple trees will remain.
We are hiring a contractor to fell these trees starting in March. The law maintains this work cannot proceed beyond the last day of March.
During the work we will hear the sounds of workers and chainsaws. The work will be carried out between the hours of 7 am and 6 pm to minimize any disruption to your sleep. After the trees have been felled, we will also must remove the invasive plants. Once we are confident the area is ready, we will plant new trees and other species of vegetation over the next two years.
We are heartbroken that we are temporarily losing the beautiful forested area. Regrettably there was nothing we could do to save them. While we are replacing these trees, the new ones will take many years to grow to the size of what’s there now.
Mount Royal will be losing 4,000 trees due to emerald ash borer. See this story on CBC
Anyone with questions should join us for an information meeting on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm at City Hall. We will share more details, including some of the technical details about the replacement trees.