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Tree Removal for Forcemain Twinning Project

In the Town of Newmarket

Stay IN the Know about York Region Tree Removal

As part of the Forcemain Twinning project which will improve the wastewater system in the Town of Newmarket, we are preparing the work sites to remove trees. We love our York Region trees and are lucky to have natural places and woodlots as part of our community.  During the planning phase of the Forcemain Twinning project, the project team, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, the Town of Newmarket and forestry experts carefully evaluated the local waterways, woodlots,  trees and shrubs at each work site. The trees that could be transplanted are moved to new locations.

Queen Street and Charles Street work site:

At the Queen Street and Charles Street work site it was determined that due to possible impacts with the microtunnelling machine and to accommodate the shaft installation, 34 trees would have to be removed. The remaining trees around the work area will be fenced, protected and monitored regularly. The tree removal is done outside of the birds nesting season.  When the forcemain work is completed, the woodlot will be restored and 79 replacement trees and 20 shrubs will be planted.

The replacement trees will be six to eight feet high and native to the area. Ten different species of trees will be replanted, including the sugar maple and basswood trees.  Bees love the basswood because the flowers of the basswood bloom in the middle of summer. The new trees and shrubs have a guarantee, so if we have especially harsh weather, any that don’t survive will be replaced.

Madsen’s Greenhouse work site:

As part of the worksite preparation, 13 trees will be removed at Madsen’s Greenhouse located on Bayview Parkway. The tree removal is done outside of the bird nesting season and the remaining trees in the area and along the Tom Taylor Trail will be fenced, protected and monitored. When the project is completed, 63 trees and 150 shrubs that are native to the Newmarket area will be planted at the Madsen Greenhouse worksite.

Nine different species of trees including the Sugar Maple, White Fir and Red Osier Dogwood shrub will be replanted when the Forcemain Twinning Project is completed.

Stay in the know.

If you have any questions, comments or to sign up project updates, please call 1-800-667-4817 or email accessyork@york.ca and visit york.ca/forcemaintwinning for further details.

 


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