The Rotary Club of Fergus-Elora awarded a grant to Neighbourwoods to cover the cost of pruning a number of adolescent trees growing at Baker Tilly in Elora.
The work was done by Tree Trust approved Arborists of Baum Tree Care. Neighbourwoods planted these trees in May of 2013 and are excited to mark their 10th anniversary with this valuable care.
A four-part educational video series had been made on the importance of young tree care. Covering how to mulch, use compost, prune, and use a handsaw. The videos are available on the Help Desk page of the Tree Trust website.
Formative pruning corrects small architectural problems on a young tree at a time when cuts are small, and a young vigorous tree can callous over the wound quickly.
This is in extension of the work done by Tree Trust, helping young trees have a better chance to grow into healthy legacy trees that shade the community.