||The City of Woodstock's Forestry Inventory
The City of Woodstock's forestry inventory includes 249 Ha. of woodlots/vegetative features which make up 7.8% of the City's land mass. It includes:
- 13,000 Street Trees
- 3,500 Park Trees
- Plus woodlots/SWM ponds & other naturalized areas
Which Trees along the Street belong to the City?
The width of City property (road allowance) varies from street to street. Questions about which trees belong to the City should be directed to the City Arborist (
) @ 519-539-2382 ext. 4201.
What our Forestry Dept. does...
Oversee/Monitor contract work including:
- Respond to over 1000 public forestry inquiries annually for hazard tree assessment and requests for plantings.
- Work with a number of community groups and agencies for forestry related projects.
- Develop, implement and maintain RISK MANAGEMENT program for all trees.
- City staff perform removal, trimming, structural pruning etc. to city trees less than 10” in diameter.
- Trees in trails - Hazard assessment, trims and removals.
- Trimming and removals of most trees greater than 10” in diameter or those requiring heavy equipment i.e. cranes/aerial devices.
- Tree Plantings along new City Streets.
- Tree Plantings in Parks/Naturalization Projects.
- Stump removals.
Recent Forestry Projects:
In 2006 a Municipal Tree Inventory/Assessment was completed focusing on trees identified as hazardous, resulting in:
NOTE: Records show very few power outages during storm events which is a good indication of the effectiveness of our maintenance program.
- Removal of 601 trees
- Trimming of 562 trees
- Grinding of 469 stumps
- Cabling of 40 trees
- Planted 254 street trees in 2007 which does not include plantings with UTRCA (SWM Ponds and Naturalization Projects).
- Arbor Day Program distributed 1000 seedlings to City Schools. Over 20,000 seedlings distributed and 100 trees planted at local schools since 1989.
- 2008 Ceremony at Eastdale Public School on April 25th.
- Staff also Assist in administering Tree Bylaws & Property Standards.
- Manage Line clearance program for Woodstock Hydro.
- 2008-09 we will Develop a Comprehensive Tree Management Plan which will include:
- Invasive Pest Plan i.e.. Predicted EAB which is now in London and Norfolk County which will likely affect approx. 1,100 Ash Trees at a cost of $1.1 million (does not include woodlots)
- A Tree Maintenance & Plantings plan for replacement of trees in older areas of City and in new subdivisions
- Hope to hire forestry students to do maintenance work on younger City Trees planted over the last 10 years and to monitor for EAB /ALB
Questions about your trees?
Inquires should be directed to
(City Arborist) at 519-539-2382, ext. 4201.