Town of Milton Begins Tree Maintainence

The Town of Milton has begun work on trees infected by the Emerald Ash Borer.  Beginning June 6, they will be removing trees, and stumps in the following five neighbourhoods:

  1. Dempsey
  2. Clark
  3. Beaty
  4. Coates
  5. “Old Milton” (Mountainview, Dorset Park, Timberlea, Valley View, Forest Grove, Fallingbrook, Bronte Meadows and Old Milton)

The process will last until August 31.  Treated Ash trees in good conditions will not be removed.  There are 1300 trees that will be planted between September-November.

Downtown Milton Tree Maintainence:

The Town of Milton is also working on trees through the downtown area.  Trees along Main between Bronte, and Commercial will be pruned and or replaced as needed.

The replacement will take place in a three step process:

  • Step 1: Work crews will remove the tops of the tree, leaving a four-foot stump that will be spray painted as a safety precaution.
  • Step 2: Using a hydro vac system to protect underground utilities, crews will remove the trees and extensive root systems, and replace with temporary topsoil.
  • Step 3: Replanting will take place before the end of June using species that are resilient to urban conditions, such Honey Locust, London Plane and Serviceberry Trees.

 

Pruning will take place in the west side of the downtown core at the same time.  The whole process is expected to last until the end of June.