Community turns out to plant trees

On a rather damp Sunday 6th October some 30-35 volunteers came out to plant trees on the slope at the south end of the off-leash dog park.

We gathered at 10 am. The largest part of the group was from a Jewish community, many of them children, accompanied by young adults and more senior staff. There was also a small group from Friends of Cedarvale.

Cheryl Post, from Parks, Forestry and Recreation, first gave us a demonstration of tree planting and mulching. Then we all got down to work.

Arthur Ameis brought along his grandchildren to help out.

By the time we had finished around noon, we had planted all 250 trees that Cheryl had brought, in four different areas on the slope and at the top. They were all native trees, including sumac, oak and others. Refreshments were provided by Friends of Cedarvale. One area of the finished job is shown below.