The City has developed a strategy for responding to the infestation of Emerald Ash Borer (click here). Winter is the typical season for tree removal; however, it is also the birthing season of squirrels. Removal of trees with squirrel nests causes squirrels to look for homes for their young elsewhere.
The policy in the City’s Wildlife Strategy Report, approved by council in July 2013, states that trees with wildlife in them will not be removed.
If you have concerns about tree removal or wildlife in QTSR, contact the Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre (click here) or Councillor Chiarelli at:
or on Twitter @RickChiarelli