Trees within our urban forest provide many benefits. They reduce stormwater runoff, clean the air, offer shade and can decrease heating and cooling costs. Maintenance is important for the overall health of trees.

The Town of Lincoln Community Services department provides for a healthier urban forest by maintaining and monitoring the health of its trees while removing others as necessary.

Maintenance and pruning promotes existing tree health as well as public safety. All work is performed by arborists, who follow standards set by the International Society of Arboriculture (I.S.A.).

Invasive Species 

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

  • Emerald Ash Borer is a forest pest native to Asia that has killed millions of Ash trees in southwestern Ontario, and the Great Lakes States

  • The Emerald Ash Borer attacks both healthy and stressed Ash trees when its larvae tunnel through the tree’s vascular system which delivers water, nutrients and sugars throughout the tree
  • As part of our urban forestry program, staff continue to identify and remove any trees on Town property that are infected by the EAB

Gypsy Moth

  • Gypsy moth is an insect native to Europe and Asia that has been severely weakening trees across North America, including pockets of southern Ontario 
  • The insect defoliates and kills large amounts of trees, caterpillars may chew small holes in leaves or completely strip a canopy, depending on age and population levels

  • If you find gypsy moth, destroying the egg masses is an effective control method

  • View this Gypsy Moth Information Sheet for information on identifying and controlling Gypsy Moth

Tree Questions & Concerns

Please email or phone 905-563-8205 if you have a question about an activity around a town tree

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