The Parks and Recreation Forestry Section actively monitors city trees for insect and disease problems. The Forestry Section has an active Integrated Pest Management program in our city parks and practices each of the IPM controls: prevention, cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical. Chemical control is used as a last resort and only when the life of the tree is threatened. Staff has several park trees chemically treated each year for potentially life threatening insect problems. We do not have a program to treat street trees within the public right-of-way but do allow property owners to contract out this service from qualified arborists with our authorization. Contact the Forestry Section to learn more about the least toxic controls available to treat for insect and disease problems on your city trees.
Insect/Disease/Environmental Problem - Host Tree
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 13:13