As we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, special projects are being implemented to leave a legacy for future generations. The goal of the Canada 150 Groves Project is to plant a grove of 150 native Canadian maple trees in each of the City's 23 wards. In 2016, staff will work with members of Council to identify a suitable location for a grove in their ward.
What is a grove?
The Canada 150 Groves may take the form of a formal cluster of trees, linear groupings, or maples planted with a reforestation site or natural area. The minimum area required for a grove is approximately 0.25 hectares.
What species of trees are planted in the Canada 150 Groves Program?
The trees planted in the grove will be native Canadian sugar, red, and silver maples.
What size are the trees?
Primarily, the trees will be potted 25 mm caliper (about 5-7 ft tall) however, smaller stock may be used if more appropriate to the site.
Where will the groves be planted?
Forestry Services is working with each ward councillor to identify possible locations for their grove. The proposed site(s) will typically be on City property however, we will work closely with the NCC, Federal Government and local school boards where sites are proposed on other public lands.
When will the groves be planted?
The groves will be planted in spring and/or fall of 2017.
Section Manager, Planting & Community Outreach Unit
100 Constellation Dr