City Begins Tree Planting Season at Lake Ontario Park

City crews have started planting trees at Lake Ontario Park.

Over the next few weeks, a total of 1200 trees will be planted on City property.

"We plan to double Kingston's tree canopy over the next decade. That means we need to replace the trees we've lost and plant hundreds of additional trees every year," says Troy Stubinski, manager, public works.

Many of them will replace the approximately 500 ash trees that have had to be cut down this winter due to the emerald ash borer infestation.  

About 600 ash trees in good condition are being treated to protect them from the emerald ash borer, and need to be retreated every other year.

Click here for more information about where ash trees are being treated, and how do deal with your own ash trees.