Letter for Distribution to the Edwards Gardens Ratepayers Association

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Dear Edwards Gardens Ratepayers Association,

The purpose of this letter is to keep you abreast of some upcoming necessary tree work on and adjacent to the Granite Club property. In the near future, due to safety concerns, a number of trees will be removed from Club property and from adjacent city property. Two white ash trees located on Club property north of the main driveway entrance on Bayview Avenue are heavily infested and damaged by the emerald ash borer and, despite previous treatment, cannot be saved. Because of the safety concern, we have received an exemption permit from the City of Toronto to remove these trees. A third tree is a city tree located east of the South Tennis Courts. This Scots pine (a non-native tree) is in very poor condition, and its removal is the responsibility of the City of Toronto. As such, it has been reported to the city as a potential hazard requiring removal.


Three additional trees on the west side of the property along the edge of the ravine are also scheduled for removal. One of the trees is a white ash, also dead due to infestation by the emerald ash borer. The two other trees, a birch and a hemlock, are dead as a result of age and natural attrition. Although it is always unfortunate to lose trees for any reason, it reinforces the importance of the Granite Club’s Environmental Management Plan, such that 75 trees were planted over the last year as part of our commitment to sustainability of the canopy over our property.


The beginning of the tree removal is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29. Our arborist will be on site at that time to oversee pruning of the large red oak and sugar maple trees located on the west side of the property. If you have any questions, please email me directly at coo@graniteclub.com.



James DiRenzo