Following the storm, 20 per cent of the city’s tree canopy was damaged, city staff estimated. Now as the anniversary of the ice storm approaches, Smith, and other experts remain concerned that a lack of resources has left the city ill prepared for another severe weather event.
Emerald Ash Borer
A small, green killer is on the loose in southern Ontario. Erin Silverstein of the LEAF program recently spoke to the Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society about the devastation caused by the Emerald Ash Borer.
A tiny green killer is on the loose in Southern Ontario and – unfortunately – it cannot be stopped. Erin Silverstein of Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF) visited the Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society last Tuesday to talk about the devastation the Emerald Ash Borer beetle has caused to local ash trees.
Scarborough East councillor Paul Ainslie suggested the federal government foot the bill for Scarborough residents who are looking into removing their ash trees due to beetle infestation.
In 10 years, 80 percent of the trees in Guildwood Village will be gone, Toronto parks and recreation chair Norm Kelly says. That’s because they’re ash trees and are under attack by a foreign enemy.