Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Toronto, the largest city in Canada has an urban forest with an estimated 10.2 million trees covering approximately 18,000 hectares. Forty percent of this valuable resource is situated on public property, including an estimated 3.5 million trees within our parkland system and approximately 600,000 trees on our streets. Learn about Toronto's urban forest
The box elder bug is not a tree pest and does not endanger the health of trees. This insect is associated with the box elder or Manitoba maple (Acer negundo) trees.
Urban Forestry will control Gypsy Moth outbreaks by aerial spraying in selected areas.
First of the two scheduled applications was successfully implemented on May 23, 2017, between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
The second aerial spray is scheduled for Saturday, May 27th 2017, between 5:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The spray date is weather dependent.
Cancellation information will be available on this web page and through 311.
Our Snap & Share photo contest is back with even more ways to win! This season snap photos while enjoying Toronto parks, recreation centres and natural areas for a chance to win great prizes. toronto.ca/photocontest