Town Square construction started this week! The City posted new signs on the fence describing the work to be undertaken in Phase 1 of construction, which is now funded thanks to donations from the community, a grant from Live Green Toronto, another grant from TD Friends of the Environment, and support from Councillor Gord Perks, the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, and Parks, Forestry and Recreation.
As part of the construction, several old Manitoba maples at the end of their life cycles that had been growing through the fence will be removed. That process started this week.
The good news: the old trees will be replaced with hardier new shade and ornamental trees this spring. The new trees will more than double the tree cover of the old trees.
To help the new trees grow big and strong, the Wabash Building Society is launching a new Adopt-A-Tree program. You, your family or organization can adopt a tree and care for it during the critical first year after planting.
The program will provide training and many of the necessary supplies, including water. The WBS is working on program details over the winter. To sign up for information on volunteering and training, use our Contact form. It’ll be fun and you’ll help to leave a lasting legacy.
Stay tuned for more news on Town Square construction, the Adopt-A-Tree program… and the launch of Phase II fundraising!