Project type: Park Naturalization
It was a beautiful sunny day on the 27th as people gathered to plant trees on a Sunday morning at Briscoe Woods, a natural area adjacent to The Coves ESA. An area of natural ecological abundance, London’s native birds sang as we planted, welcoming us to the area.
We were joined by members of the public to plant native trees and shrubs in an open area along a walking trail. These trees will result in increased habitat for the birds and other wildlife that call The Coves “home”. As well, this planting will help fulfill one of our many goals of tree planting, to maintain a strong ecosystem and protect the area by preventing development. Overall, we had 42 volunteers plant 220 trees!
One day just wasn’t enough time to get all the trees in the ground, so on October 15th a group of Rogers employees came out to help us get all the trees in the ground. We are so thankful to have so many volunteers interested in the environment. A big thank you to all the volunteers and to the Rogers team for making this site such a success!
Since planting the trees, we have gone back to apply deer repellent. This area is quite close to the river and attracts all kinds of wildlife, so we must protect the trees over winter when they are young and vulnerable. We had 6 of our Tree Specialists (trained volunteers) help us with this task and we could not have completed it without them!
A huge thank you to our sponsors for this event: Carolinian Canada, Deshkan Ziibi Conservation Impact Bond and the City of London. We are grateful for your continued support in enhancing The Forest City!