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Tree planting

A number of large Ash trees were cut down in Forster Park this Spring due to a serious infestation of Emerald Ash Borers. They are invasive insects from Asia that attack and kill untreated Ash trees.

Some trees can be treated – unfortunately many of the trees in our park were too far gone.

We haven’t replaced all the trees but we’ve started.

At our annual community picnic on June 17, the WRRA held a dedication of a new Sugar Maple to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. It may be the only maple of that kind in the park which will add beautiful colours to our neighbourhood in the Fall.

The tree was supplied and planted by OakvilleGreen Conservation Association. The group has been a leader and supporter of many important environmental initiatives and policy changes in Oakville and the Halton area.

For more information on OakvilleGreen go to https://oakvillegreen.org

The WRRA wants to thank OakvilleGreen for their help along with Mayor Rob Burton and Councillors Cathy Duddeck and Ray Chisholm for joining us at the dedication.