UPDATE: 250 trees will be planted at a Burlington park and you can help

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Published June 11, 2024 at 4:35 pm

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UPDATE: Due to an extreme heat warning this event will not be held this week and has been rescheduled for September.


Burlington residents are needed to plant 250 trees at a local park.

As part of city-wide greening initiatives, the tree planting will take place at Bromley Park on June 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The park is located at 217 Maureen Court.

To be carried out by the City of Burlington and the environmental group BurlingtonGreen, the small native trees will be planted throughout the park to help expand the urban canopy.

“This community tree planting event at Bromley Park is just one way we’re meeting the goals in our updated Urban Forest Master Plan,” said Enrico Scalera, Burlington’s Director of Roads, Parks and Forestry Department. “When we asked residents what to include in the Urban Forest Master Plan, we repeatedly heard that the community would like to help in tree planting events. We appreciate the community’s interest in protecting and growing our urban forest and encourage local residents to come to Bromley Park for this event.  Dedicating a few hours at a community tree planting event is a great way to make a lasting impact on our environment.”

Advanced registration is required. Participants can sign up at BurlingtonGreen.org.

Participants are asked to bring their own shovels, trowels and gardening gloves.

Earlier this year the city updated its Urban Forest Master Plan and Woodland Management Strategy which calls for maintaining its current urban forest and increasing the tree canopy by 35 per cent by 2060. To meet this pledge the city needs to plant 10,000 new trees and restore four hectares of woodland each year.

 

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