Originally posted September 30, 2008
Over 20 individuals and families from the community volunteered to take responsibility for watering each tree every week until Thanksgiving. Although rainy days helped out this summer, in theory more than 40 000 litres of water were carried by pail from the river across the beach to the trees this season. Thanks to all those volunteers for their commitment and for the resulting healthy trees.
The placement of a couple of the new trees could interfere with winter tobogganing runs on each side of the slope towards the beach. Later this fall, when it is appropriate to transplant these trees, volunteer labour will be organized to relocate them under the supervision of a tree expert.