Kenway Park Tree Replanting 2018 [UPDATE]

Posted in Parks, Ward 5

 

Thanks to a very patient resident who alerted us to the need for grounds maintenance at Kenway Park, there will now be tree replanting and sod replacement in selected areas here!

As of May 2018 Urban Forestry advises this proposed timeline. *Please note that dates may change*:

Summer/Fall 2018 – sod replacement in selected areas
Fall 2018 – survey work for tree replanting
Spring 2019 – replanting of trees

As seen in our June eNewsletter

Berry Road Park Cleanup

Posted in Parks, Ward 5

 

 

   

A LOUD shout out to some of our very own TTC Queensway Division Operators and their kids who helped clean Berry Road Park! Pictured here are: Claudio (who is also our shop steward), Joe, Mike, and Nadia, and the lovely Shoghig.
 
You should see them operating the 66 Prince Edward route as well as the 76 Royal York South, both of which serve the area around Berry Road Park.

As seen in our June eNewsletter

European Gypsy Moth Control Program 2018 + Infected Private Trees

Posted in Parks, Ward 5

 

This spring Urban Forestry will be conducting a European Gypsy Moth Control Program in Ward 5. A pesticide treatment will be provided for City-owned trees that are predicted to be severely defoliated.

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Private Trees and Gypsy Moth Control 

Thanks to a local resident we’ve inquired with Urban Forestry about how to treat private trees that are infested with Gypsy Moths especially because there will be no aerial spray this year in Ward 5. In January, Forest Health Care staff delivered notices to affected properties providing information on control measures that residents can implement for the control of the European Gypsy Moth.

For those who did not receive a notice, Forestry advises:

There will be no aerial spray in Toronto this season at all. Residents can hire a private tree care company to treat their own trees. They can spray it with a pesticide based on Bacillus thuringiensis (Btk) or inject it with a biological insecticide TreeAzin. This needs to be done ASAP.

Our office does not have any contacts/resources for private tree companies. If you require more information please contact us.

As seen in our June eNewsletter

Off-Leash Dog Area in Kings Mill Park- Location (DOLA)

Posted in Parks, Ward 5

Did you know that the beautiful Kings Mill Park is in your Ward 5 Etobicoke? It even has a designated off-leash dog area! There has been some confusion about the exact location of this designated area. We’ve provided a map for you from the Parks & Recreation dept. so you are sure. It is located along Humber Valley Rd.

On this note, please be mindful of children, seniors, and anyone who may look timid or scared around off-leash dogs. Many people pass through this designated area to access the paths and are sometimes confronted by the dogs.

As seen in our June eNewsletter