Neighbourwoods is a non-profit community group of volunteers that has been planting and caring for trees in Centre Wellington for over 30 years. In 2023 Neighbourwoods undertook a native habitat rehabilitation project on the Wellington County owned portion of the Trestle Bridge Trail.
Last fall a group of volunteers started the first stage of a multi-year project, removing invasive European Buckthorn along the section of trail from Beatty Line to the bridge over St Andrew St W. Removal of invasive species will reduce competition and free up space for the existing native trees and shrubs to thrive. It also makes room for a variety of new trees, shrubs and plants to add to the biodiversity of this wilderness corridor, creating a healthier habitat for our birds, pollinators and other native species.
This spring we plan to plant the first mix of new native trees and shrubs and we really hope you and other members of the community will join us.
WHAT TO EXPECT You don’t need to be an expert.
We will guide you on how to help, and provide all the tools and support needed to work safely and comfortably for a couple of hours with other members of the community.
To let us know that you wish to help with tree and shrub planting on the Trestle Bridge Trail, please contact project coordinator Richard Smythe, email@example.com or if you have any questions about the day.
Date: Saturday, April 20, Rain or Shine!
Time: 9am meet up
Location: Trestle Bridge Trail Head, 0968 Wellington Rd 18, Fergus