The newsletter from May
Even the most careful of gardeners can nick the tender bark of a young tree. Because the vital channels that transport nutrients in a tree lie just under the bark, these wounds are more serious than you might think. And if the wound encircles the tree, in all likelihood, it will be fatal.
What to do? Apply a 2 – 3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the tree, and extend it out as far as you can- even to the drip-line. If you add a thin layer of compost underneath the mulch, this will improve the soil structure and help add micro-nutrients over time.
We have put up stakes and small signs to help prevent people from damaging the trees while mowing the grass.
Here’s your chance to make a lasting contribution to your neighbourhood by adding a Sesquicentennial native tree to your yard. NeighbourWoods, in partnership with Green Legacy, Little Tree and four local arborists, is pilot testing a new and innovative program to boost the number of trees in our community.
Here’s how it works:
Residents who hire one of the participating arborists to cut down a tree – for example a dying Ash – will be offered one free replacement. Customers have 2 options:
1) A 3-4-foot paper birch, white spruce or sugar maple provided by Green Legacy. Your arborist can recommend which species is best suited to your site AND will even plant it for you.
2) For customers who prefer a bigger tree, a coupon for 15% off a tree purchased from Little Tree Garden Market. Little Tree offers a delivery and planting service.
Participating arborists are:
Arborite Tree Care 519-993-3340
Baum Tree Care 226-383-2286
CREO Concepts Inc. 519-843-2087
Full Circle Tree Service 519-827-9408
MW Tree Service 519-831-9848
Out of Your Tree Care 226-820-3611
If you are interested in taking advantage of this program, call soon because this offer is good until June 30 or until the trees are gone.
If this new idea catches on, perhaps it can become a program offered in the future – and even replicated in other communities in Ontario.
For more information about NeighbourWoods or this Program, please contact Toni Ellis, Coordinator, at 519-362-9469 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org