Trees For Guelph kicks off 2020 planting program

Trees For Guelph Kicks Off 2020 Planting Program

This was our 30th planting season and first fall plant!

Trees For Guelph has officially kicked off its 2020 planting program.

Residents, sponsors and volunteers gathered on Saturday morning at Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School to help plant trees and wildflowers.

Trees For Guelph project coordinator, Moritz Sanio, gave a demonstration on proper planting techniques to ensure the new plants will survive. Sanio says all plants in the program are native to the region, and were chosen specifically for each planting site.

Once they’re placed in the ground, participants can also choose to name the tree they’ve planted. Sanio says by naming the plant, it creates a bond between them and the planter.

“Bob’s a pretty popular one, Jeff is a close second.” says Sanio about common tree names.

This year marks the 30th planting season for Trees for Guelph, and according to a release from the organization, It’s also their first fall planting. 

With COVID interrupting their plans to plant in spring, Trees For Guelph is now aiming to plant 1,000 potted trees and shrubs, along with 400 perennials…(continue reading).

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