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Beach tree update

posted Dec 3, 2010, 8:15 AM by Westboro Beach Community Association   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 7:48 PM by Westboro Beach Community Association ]
Originally posted September 30, 2008

The Westboro Beach Community Association was successful in obtaining $8500 from the city’s Community Tree Planting Program to plant 17 new trees at Westboro Beach. The trees were planted on June 16th near the patio and along the outer edges of the beach.

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.