Virtual Forestry Open House: Planning for a Healthy Canopy
The City of Burlington is inviting residents, business-owners and landowners to a virtual information session to learn more about urban forestry initiatives in the city, including the Street Tree Planting program and the annual Gypsy Moth Control program.
The open house will take place on Wednesday, May 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Microsoft Teams. A link to join the meeting is available here. Registration is not required and there is no cost to attend.
During the meeting, City of Burlington forestry staff will share information about:
· 2021 Gypsy Moth control program - As part of a multi-year pest management program, the City will be using a low-flying helicopter to aerial spray a bio-pesticide over four parks and wooded trail areas (City View Park, Killbride Park, LaSalle Park, Zimmerman Park) to control gypsy moth populations and protect city forests from heavy defoliation. More information about this year’s program, including locations and timing will be discussed at the open house.
· 2021 street tree planting program - Staff will provide insight about the goals for the future of Burlington’s canopy; plant healthcare challenges with growing trees on a street side; and plans to protect the city against future invasive species.