Where have all the ash trees gone?

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Since 2010, the Township of Huron-Kinloss has been monitoring the Emerald Ash Borer migration and the affect the bug has on our ash trees. First signs of the Emerald Ash Borer were discovered in Lucknow in 2010, followed by Ripley and Point Clark in 2011.

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is attempting to act proactively to ensure the Emerald Ash Borer and the affected ash trees do not cause any damage to adjacent properties or create an unsafe environment for residents.

The Community Services Department is using the Have Your Say HK website to keep residents informed and updated with the project progress, ongoing details, and any changes. Have Your Say HK will provide a platform for any concerns with the project to be heard, and ask questions.


Since 2010, the Township of Huron-Kinloss has been monitoring the Emerald Ash Borer migration and the affect the bug has on our ash trees. First signs of the Emerald Ash Borer were discovered in Lucknow in 2010, followed by Ripley and Point Clark in 2011.

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is attempting to act proactively to ensure the Emerald Ash Borer and the affected ash trees do not cause any damage to adjacent properties or create an unsafe environment for residents.

The Community Services Department is using the Have Your Say HK website to keep residents informed and updated with the project progress, ongoing details, and any changes. Have Your Say HK will provide a platform for any concerns with the project to be heard, and ask questions.


  • Savage Bros Tree Contractor update

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    22 Feb 2019

    The tree contractor will be busy today Febraury 21st, and next week February 25th to March 1st working on the slope between boiler beach road, and Park street north of Concession 10. Drive carefully when contractors are on or near the roadsides! Thanks!

  • February 20th 2019 - Savage Brothers Tree Cutting Update

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    20 Feb 2019

    Tree cutting along Boiler Beach Road will continue today, February 20th and Thursday February 21st, weather permitting. Contractors will be working along the Algonquin Bluff between Park Street and Boiler Beach Road off of Concession 10.

    Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

  • Savage Bros Tree Contractor update

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    06 Dec 2018


    Contractors are removing Logs off the Boiler Beach roadside today!
    The contractors anticipate the completion of Boiler Beach Road before Christmas, and plan to complete the Boiler Beach Road portion from December 17th, to the 21st.

    Contractors will then continue to work on the Algonquin Bluff between Park Street and Boiler Beach Road off of Concession 10 in January, February of 2019!

    Merry Christmas!

  • A question from a local Resident about tree planting!

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    04 Dec 2018

    The following comment was received. "The Emerald Ash are being cut down along Boiler Beach Rd. but, so are other trees like Maples and Evergreens why? The branches are all over the trails and paths and we hope this will be cleaned up. We live on Heritage Dr. and our park the Emerald Ash were all taken down along with other tree species over a year ago and still no cleanup. Matter -of-fact it is now being used to dump yard wastage."

    Our response: Yes, there may be a maple or evergreen cut down, but only if they are deemed a hazard tree that may be diseased, dead, or damaged. The tree contractor is chipping branches that are part of a tree that has been cut down.

    Yes, Heritage Park Ash trees were removed, and in so doing there were many cedars that were unfortunate casualties of the ash tree removal. In the fall of 2017 the following trees were thankfully planted and cared for by local residents;

    Acer platanoides 'Royal Red' Royal Red maple 80 mm X 3
    Acer saccharum Sugar maple 70 mm X 3
    Juglans cinerea Butternut 70 mm X 3
    Tilia cordata 'Greenspire' Greenspire linden 90 mm X 4
    Evergreens:
    Thuja occidentalis (Hedging Grade) Eastern white cedar
    125 cm X 5
    150 cm X 5
    175 cm X 5

    There were also 100 pine and cedar seedlings also planted in the spring of 2018.

    It is unfortunate that some residents dump their yard waste into the park. The Township staff removed several truck loads of such yard waste in the fall of 2017, and the spring of 2018. It is an unfortunate use of resources that could be dedicated to other projects. We encourage all residents to be respectful of the parkland, and their neighbors, and recycle yard waste, or take it to the landfill depot for recycling. We do appreciate your comments.

  • Savage Bros Tree Contractor update

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    03 Dec 2018

    Tree contractors will be working on Boiler Beach road starting at Heritage Dr and heading south. Drive carefully please.

  • Savage Bros Tree Contractor update

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    30 Nov 2018

    Tree Contractors are once again working along Boiler beach road near the Heritage drive Locations today Friday November 30th, 2018

  • A question from a local Resident about tree planting!

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    29 Nov 2018

    I hope HK is going to do some tree planting next spring to replace some of the trees that have been cut down along Boiler Beach Rd. It is especially noticeable at the bottom of the 10th by the mail boxes. What species will you replant?

    This is a great question! In the past five years the Township has planted over 200 white pine from the the 10th concession north to Heritage drive, anticipating the removal of the Ash Trees. Staff will continue to monitor the remaining trees progress of growth since the ash tree competition has been removed, we anticipate the remaining species will flourish. In the future, any tree planting would include white pine, red oak, and white cedar. If anyone is interested in planting trees near Lake Huron please check out this link which has a an extensive list of native plants including trees, but also highlights and identifies invasive species as well!

    www.lakehuron.ca/coastal-plant-guide


  • Savage Bros Tree Contractor update

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    27 Nov 2018

    Contractors are planning on working from 80 Boiler Beach road to just south of heritage drive on Thursday November 29th, 2018!

    Thanks again for your patience!


  • Savage Bros Tree Contractor update

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    23 Nov 2018

    Tree contractors will be working across from 84 Boiler Beach to Heritage drive are on Monday November 26th, 2018. Please drive with caution while work is in progress.

    Thank-you everyone for your patience.

  • Savage Bros Tree Contractor update

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    22 Nov 2018

    Contractor is working around the bottom of the 12th Concession, then heading south later this morning! Drive carefully.