The Campbell River cemetery and the grassy slope next to a parking lot at City Hall are now home to new greenery thanks in large part to $5,000 from Tree Canada.
Twenty new ornamental pear trees have been planted at the Highway 19 Cemetery.
At City Hall, 12 new trees of various varieties will grow along 9th Avenue. Tree varieties were carefully chosen so they don’t block the ocean view for people living in the apartments across the road. The planting took place in mid-October, following September’s National Tree Day.
“Fall is a great time to plant trees locally. The wet winter rains in Campbell River help trees set up their roots, which is a boost on their first in-ground growing season,” says Alex Walton, the City’s arboriculture technician.
The trees will be good for pollinators, birds and people.Tree planting Oct-2020