Invasive Species in Mississauga

The City of Mississauga is working hard to protect our urban forest and natural areas from invasive species —plants and pests that in large numbers can cause an imbalance in our native ecology.

Throughout the year, Forestry offers programming for residents to learn more about what the City is doing and what actions they can take to prevent the spread and establishment of invasive species.

male volunteer holding bags of invasive species plant materials

Upcoming Events and Programs

February 27: Learn about emerging pests knocking on Mississauga's door (Webinar)

6-7 p.m.

Knowledge is power.

Learn about emerging pests that are in Ontario, but haven’t established in Mississauga. Becoming aware and learning of these potential threats will give you the tools to recognize them and help us with early detection and management of these species. Presentation will discuss 4 pests, which all affect trees: Oak Wilt, Beech Leaf Disease, Spotted Lanternfly, and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

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February 29: Invasive Species Trivia

7-8 p.m. at Hazel McCallion Central Library – Program Room 2A

Do you know invasive species can come up in your gardening? Can you spot and name the invasive species we have around Mississauga? Do you know what you can do to prevent them, and how to manage them if you find them? Have fun testing your knowledge while working in a team. Light refreshments will be offered and prizes can be won!

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Report invasive species in your area

The City has two reporting forms for Mississauga residents to help identify locations where invasive species can be found.

This information will help Forestry staff to plan for ongoing and future invasive species management efforts.

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