National Tree Day
Today is National Tree Day, a day for Canadians to come together in appreciation of trees, their natural beauty, and the many benefits they provide.
Earlier this year, the Woodpark Community Association formed the "Tree Team" to help increase the number of trees in our neighbourhood. Our goal is to have 100 new trees planted in Woodpark by October 2024!
National Tree Day is a good day to commit to planting a tree in your yard.
If you don't have a tree on the City-owned street frontage, please consider having one planted by the City through its "Trees in Trust" program. The City is now accepting applications for planting in 2024. To learn more about the program and sign up for a tree go to the following link: https://ottawa.ca/en/living-ottawa/environment-conservation-and-climate/public-spaces-and-environmental-programs/tree-planting/trees-trust
Homeowners may also want to consider buying a tree to plant in the privately owned parts of their yard. In the coming weeks the Tree Team will be making some suggestions of types of trees that would do well in Woodpark. The Tree Team is also looking to determine if there are homeowners that may be interested in buying a tree to plant next spring. If we have enough interest, we will approach nurseries and garden centres to arrange for a bulk purchase and delivery. We will also explore nurseries that will plant the trees. If you are interested in getting a tree, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A firm commitment/deposit is not needed at this stage. Costs are expected to range from $100 to $1000 per tree depending on the size and type of the tree and whether you plant the tree yourself or have it planted by the nursery.
Happy Tree Day! Please help us plant 100 Trees!
The "Tree Team" of the Woodpark Community Association