Armstrong's Point Association Tree Committee

Mandate

In recognition of the high value in which Armstrong’s Point neighbourhood holds the preservation of its urban canopy, the Tree Committee’s mandate is:

  • To protect the parks, riparian forest and boulevards including the replacement of trees

  • To liaise with the City, and Armstrong’s Point residents

  • To serve as a conduit of information to residents regarding trees in public and private spaces.

Chair:  Ivan Sabesky

Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an invasive wood-boring insect. Native to China and Eastern Asia, this beetle was first detected in North America in 2002. EAB attacks and kills healthy and stressed ash trees. All ash trees are susceptible to EAB in varying degrees, and 99% of ash trees are killed within 8-10 years of the beetle arriving in an area. Once detected, EAB cannot be eradicated. EAB was first detected in Winnipeg in 2017. Read More

Dutch elm disease (DED) is caused by a fungus that blocks the trees vascular tissue, preventing it from taking up water and nutrients. DED is spread among elm trees by the native elm bark beetle, as they carry the fungal spores with them when they fly from tree to tree. Read More