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September 29th - Woodlot Rehabilitation Program Phase 2

Ward 3: 600 Longfields Dr, Ken Ross Park


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, balsam fir, larch, dogwood, and alder species.


To learn more about the Emerald Ash Borer or the City’s EAB Strategy, please visit:

https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/trees-and-communityforests/

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