City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

March 09, 2015 10:07 ET

Fight Against the Emerald Ash Borer: Beaconsfield Offers 10% Discount for Preventive Treatment of Private Ash Trees

BEACONSFIELD, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 9, 2015) - True to its commitment to make life easier for its citizens in the fight against the emerald ash borer, the City of Beaconsfield has obtained a 10% discount on the best rates offered for preventive treatment of ash trees for all owners and will facilitate the entire operation with direct and onsite services for citizens as soon as they have made the formal request to the City.

"We know that environmental protection is a priority and a source of pride for our people. The advantage of this program which can save most ash trees from the EAB - has a high performance rating and is economical in the long term - is that it will effectively preserve both our environment and our urban forest.", said Mayor Georges Bourelle.

To make life easier for everyone, the City will manage requests for inspection and preventive treatment. Citizens can contact the Urban Planning Department directly to arrange an inspection at 514 428-4430. Payment for the treatment will be accepted on the spot so owners do not have to travel to City Hall. This exclusive offer from the City guarantees everyone a good rate and a reliable supplier. Homeowners can now decide to treat their ash trees as of today.

The City of Beaconsfield has negotiated a special rate with Strathmore Landscape for preventive treatment of private ash trees. For an ash tree over 15 cm in diameter, the price obtained for citizens will be $4.07 / cm (including taxes) instead of $4.46 / cm, a saving of nearly 10%. For example, it will cost $170.94 for treating a medium-sized tree of 42 cm in diameter.

The treatment period lasts from June until August.

Despite the lack of evidence demonstrating the presence of the emerald ash borer in its territory, the City of Beaconsfield is reminding citizens that prevention is the best way to protect ash trees. The earlier treatment is administered, the better the chances of saving the trees. TreeAzin ™ treatment must be done every two years, until a lasting solution to the EAB problem is found.

Early detection: the cooperation of citizens is essential

In this matter, the City is fulfilling its responsibilities but wants the cooperation of residents to lend a hand in the detection of this insect. Citizens who notice signs of the emerald ash borer's presence on a tree are invited to contact the City at
agrile-eab@beaconsfield.ca

More information on services and process to be followed regarding preventive treatment offered to owners will be released in April.

Citizens who still want to fell their ash tree over 15 cm in diameter must comply with requirements of By-Law 720-101.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Mayor
    514 428-4410