Removal of deadwood in Elmhurst Park

The City of Ottawa forestry operations has informed our Natural Environment committee that they will be in the area over the next few days (starting July 14) to remove deadwood in Elmhurst park to address the volume of wood on site.

Update (2021-07-15) The crew will also proceed with the removal of some trees identified by a red mark. Ash trees make the majority of the removal. The City of Ottawa has identified a few good candidates to leave as snags to support the ecological forest functions. Other trees will be removed manually (i.e., not using large scale equipment) to minimize damage to the forest floor. The tree removal is likely to start next week.