Thanks to all the Juniors’ families who were able to come out and help the City plant over 400 trees at the G Ross Lord Planting event today! The weather was perfect, and we had a wonderful time, working and playing in that lovely park. I just pulled the tree nametags from my pocket–it looks like I planted Red Osier Dogwood, Black Chokecherry, Red Maple, Beaked Willow, Serviceberry and Buttonbush. I know some of you planted Bunch Honeysuckle and Raspberry, Trembling Aspen and Silver Maple as well. Wow, what a great event, attended by over 100 people!! Thanks to City staff, especially Monica Radovski, who taught us how to plant and let us go at our own pace!
Check out these websites for more information on the species you planted and the pollinators, butterflies, birds and mammals that they encourage!!
- Attend more Stewardship Events run by the City of Toronto
- Plant a couple of pollinator friendly plants in your own garden and watch for the bees, butterflies and birds they attract
- Attend ‘Life of a Dead Tree‘ at the Museum of Contemporary Art and learn about all the life a dead tree supports (Drawing workshops and ‘Dead Tree’ Nature walks also available)
- Tree Species Pages (Canada Trees Tours)
- Biodiversity in the City (City of Toronto)
- Ontario Trees & Shrubs