Hampton Park to lose 370 ash trees due to emerald ash borer

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(Picture by Larry E. Neily, from NeilyWorld Birding Ottawa: http://www.neilyworld.com/neilyworld/owpk1.htm)

From CBC.ca:

“Work began Tuesday to remove some 370 ash trees from Hampton Park after the trees were identified as having been infested with the emerald ash borer.

The tree removal at the park northwest of Island Park Drive and the Queensway is expected to continue until Feb. 3, according to the National Capital Commission.

The off-leash dog area of the park is not affected, but some paths were closed as tree removal began.

The destructive and invasive emerald ash borer first appeared in Canada in 2002 and in Ottawa in 2008. The city has removed more than 15,000 dead or dying trees infested with the emerald ash borer since 2009.”

Check out the story (with video) on the CBC website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/hampton-park-to-lose-370-ash-trees-due-to-emerald-ash-borer-1.2933537

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2 Comments on “Hampton Park to lose 370 ash trees due to emerald ash borer”

  1. January 30, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    I’m planning to contact Councillor Jeff Leiper’s office (Kitchissippi ward) to see if there are any tree planting plans for Hampton Park, but if something is already in the works I’d appreciate knowing about it as I will gladly lend what support and help I can. Hampton Park is very near & dear to my heart and although I know those trees had to go, it doesn’t make it any easier.

  2. January 30, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    I plan to contact Jeff Leiper’s office (councillor, Kitchissippi Ward) about what, if any plans, there are to replant in Hampton Park. If plans are already in the works, I’d appreciate knowing about them as I will gladly lend any support or help I can. Hampton Park is near & dear to my heart and although I know those trees had to go, it doesn’t make it any easier.

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