The Emerald Ash Borer beetle is continuing its destruction of a significant portion of Ottawa's urban canopy, and Centretown isn't escaping it either.
On Percy Street, at the CCOC's housing development at the former Percy Street School, a row of ash trees are marked for removal. Someone has added cloth signs to the tree trunks, including this one that says "That ash is boring me to death!"
From the ground, these mature Ash trees don't look too bad. Lots of leaves left...
But from across the street it's clear that the trees' days are numbered.
The City has some useful information about the EAB on its website at ottawa.ca/eab