Old Fort Erie breaks ground with tree planting event later this month

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Published October 16, 2023 at 1:45 pm

Old Fort Erie tree planting
While it already looks pretty green in this overhead view, Old Fort Erie will be holding a Community Tree Planting Day on Oct. 28.

One of Niagara’s greatest historical structures is about to get a little greener.

As part of Niagara Parks’ annual goal of planting 5,000 trees across its properties, Old Fort Erie is getting some greenery added on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon when they hold a Community Tree Planting Day.

The local reforestation project will replace a number of ash trees that have already been removed from the area and Niagara Parks staff will provide the trees, tools, and guidance to enable participants to plant their trees.

“The Community Tree Planting Day at Old Fort Erie, in collaboration with the Niagara Parks Foundation, symbolizes our commitment to preserving the unique environment of our 56-kilometre Niagara River corridor,” said April Jeffs, Chair of Niagara Park.

“By inviting our community to join us in this reforestation project, we’re not only contributing to our goal of planting 5,000 trees each year across the Park, but also encouraging members of the public to learn more about local conservation efforts and take an active role in preserving their community.”

As part of its Urban Forestry Management Strategy, Niagara Parks is aiming at planting 5,000 trees across its properties every year to achieve 35 per cent canopy cover by 2028.

A variety of tree species will be available for planting to allow for a greater diversity of tree species in the area and ensure their long-term resiliency.

To register for this family-friendly event, click right here.

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