What we're doing
The Bigger The Better!
While large trees take more work to maintain – and give us more leaves to rake – when there is adequate space for them, there is a compelling argument in their favour. Large trees have a bigger impact in every way than small stature trees. Large trees do more to conserve energy, reduce storm water run off, improve local air quality, provide more wildlife habitat, add more beauty to a street, and offer better shade. In parking lots, large trees do a better job mitigating the heat island effect. If you need more convincing you can read more here
It all began with the sad decline of the norway spruce tree, in front of the Municipal Centre, in Elora. For years it had served as the town’s much-loved Christmas tree, where the community gathered for its ceremonial lighting, hot chocolate and carols.
By 2005, it became clear that a new tree was the only solution and a collective effort to replace it was launched. Centre Wellington Public Works removed the old tree, the Grand River Conservation Authority donated a healthy new native white spruce and Centre Wellington Hydro funded the cost of spading in our new tree.
Community fanfare and celebration welcomed the tree on Earth Day 2006.
And with it, Neighbourwoods was established as the Urban Forest branch of the Elora Environment Centre.
CONTACT US | 1-888-713-4088 | Neighbourwoods@EloraEnvironmentCentre.ca