May 15, 2012
In Peel Region, a group calling itself, Peel Region’s Urban Forest Strategy, called for a halt to the sale of ash trees in the municipality. It received council’s endorsement.

In Mississauga, Mayor Hazel McCallion has called for council approval to keep the ash out of subdivision agreements. She suggested nurseries and landscaping companies be asked not to sell them.

Most nurseries have already destroyed ash crops as sales of the trees disappeared in the past two years.

Landscape Ontario Growers Sector Group has created a list of alternative trees. See story on "Ironwood offers some interesting features" in this issue.