Glen Walter Tree Management

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Glen Walter Tree Management

Approximately 200 trees have been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer and Dutch Elm Disease at Glen Walter Regional Park. The trees were assessed by a Registered Professional Forester and marked accordingly for removal in Spring 2021. In November 2021, approximately 100 trees were removed as part of Phase 1 of the tree management process.

Many of the trees that were part of the Phase 1 removal were along the paved pathway of the park, the removal of these trees was to ensure the safety of park users as the trees had broken limbs and there was a risk of them falling during heavy winds and snowfall.

Phase 2 of tree removal took place in the Fall of 2022 and approximately 100 trees were removed. This included the remainder of the marked trees along with the removal of all stumps.

The Township partnered with the Raisin Region Conservation Authority and St. Lawrence College for a tree planting event on October 18, 2022 and 150 trees were planted. View the press release here.

Ongoing tree removal continued into 2023 in order to keep up with the trees that are affected by the Emerald Ash Borer disease. Additional plantings will continue to take place to ensure the tree canopy at the park is maintained. When large removal projects and plantings take place, updates will be provided on this page.

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