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Public meetings being held to address beetle infestation – InsideToronto

Four public information sessions are being held to address the growing Emerald Ash Borer infestation that is destroying ash trees in parts of North York, west end Toronto, and throughout Scarborough.

Councillor Norm Kelly Ward 40, Scarborough-Agincourt and urban forestry staff will hold the first meeting to present facts and field questions by the public on Monday, June 20, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in committee room 4 at Toronto City Hall located at 100 Queen St. W.

The second meeting will take place on the same day at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate, 145 Guildwood Parkway. The third will be on Tuesday, June 21, at McGregor Park Community Centre, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E. while the fourth gathering is set for Monday, June 27 at Port Union Community Centre, 5450 Lawrence Ave. E. All three meetings will run from 7 to 9 p.m.The Emerald Ash Borer is a green beetle originally from Asia that has been destroying ash trees across the city and it is estimated it will kill 860,000 by 2017. The City of Toronto will begin removal of dead and dying trees from streets and parks at the end of June.Private property owners should hire a professional tree care company to take steps to protect or remove their infested trees.

via InsideToronto Article: Public meetings being held to address beetle infestation.

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