City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

July 29, 2015 09:26 ET

Emerald Ash Borer Presence Confirmed in All Sectors of Beaconsfield

Important reminder: Make your treatment request before August 7

BEACONSFIELD, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - Screening for the emerald ash borer has confirmed the presence of the insect in all sectors of Beaconsfield. Ash trees are likely to be attacked and die in the near future if nothing is done. Now is the time to have your ash trees treated.

The City of Beaconsfield would like to remind residents that there is still time to take advantage of the municipal action plan to fight the spread of the emerald ash borer in order to protect the quality of their environment, the urban canopy and property values.

Deadline for treatment request: August 7

Trees need to be treated every two years with TreeAzin, an insecticide that must be applied by certified experts. Citizens are strongly encouraged to make their request to the City. For 2015, requests must be made before Friday, August 7.

"This is an important operation because it helps preserve the environment that has made Beaconsfield the exceptional city that it is. As it is expected that the EAB will continue to spread, the impact should be felt gradually as the insects colonize in our community. Beaconsfield is no longer spared; it is important to take urgent action to preserve our ash trees," explained Mayor Georges Bourelle.

Ash trees form a significant presence in Beaconsfield's urban forest. They number in excess of 11,000, including more than 8,000 on private land. The City has begun treating its own trees and has set up a specially priced treatment program of $4.07/cm of diameter to help property owners. For example, it will cost $170.94 every second year for treating a medium-sized tree of 42 cm in diameter. In the interest of saving trees and preventing the spread of the emerald ash borer, the City is also making it easier to have a felling permit issued for affected trees during visits from inspectors.

For further information, please contact the City of Beaconsfield at 514 428-4430, or consult our web site at www.beaconsfield.ca.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Mayor
    514 428-4410