Niagara-on-the-Lake college cutting down trees and replacing them with more trees


Published October 19, 2021 at 11:37 am

Niagara College is cutting down trees to ultimately replace them.

The college’s Facilities Management team is looking to do some clear-cutting of trees on the south-end corner of their Niagara-on-the-Lake campus to create space for a new agri-yard.

The project, which will serve as the future home to the college’s Horticulture Technician program, is expected to take roughly five to six months.

The fenced-in area will have a small tree nursery, hoop houses (example shown below) for nursery production and an area for landscaping classes. It will also be used to store landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment.

The actual tree removal begins at the end of this month through November but the college is working in tandem with the Niagara Escarpment Commission to develop a plan to replant new trees.

Staff at the college’s Teaching Greenhouse will lead the future replanting effort, from identifying which tree species to plant, and ways to involve students in the replanting efforts.

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