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City to begin removal of dying ash trees at end of June – The Globe and Mail

Paul Bolan, vice-president of Bioforest Techonologies Inc. – the company that helped develop TreeAzin™ – disagrees with the city’s removal plan. He says the science has changed and the city’s strategy is out of date. “Management options available before 2009 are to a large degree irrelevant,” he said.

Sixty per cent of the city’s ash trees are privately owned.

Any property owner with an ash tree on his or her property will be responsible for its treatment and eventual removal if it dies. Property owners are not required to remove healthy ash trees, but once one dies and begins to decay, which seems certain based on accounts by city officials, the owner must remove the tree before it becomes a hazard.

Removal of a tree can cost a private citizen anywhere from $750-$1500. TreeAzin™ on average costs about $150-$225 per a treatment for a tree about 30 centimetres in diameter.

via City to begin removal of dying ash trees at end of June – The Globe and Mail.

One response to “City to begin removal of dying ash trees at end of June – The Globe and Mail

  1. I have posted an article about the Emerald Ash-borer as well the
    Redheaded Ash-borer on my blog.
    We have the Redheaded Ash-borer Neoclytus acuminatus infested trees on our property. The Emearald Ash-borer was seen on our porch and is present in our neighbourhood.
    First detected in Toronto near the Highway 404 and Sheppard Avenue West area in 2007.
    Since 2007 the City of Toronto has done very little to hinder the beetle
    infestation to other areas in Toronto. Public consultations in 2011 will not save many of our trees in parks and ravines.

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