Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Canada 150 Maple Groves tree planting and sponsor opportunity

2017 croppedAs we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, special projects are being implemented to leave a legacy for future generations. The goal of the Canada 150 Maple Groves project is to plant a grove of 150 nativeCanadian maple trees in each of the City’s 23 wards.

Ernest Smith Park/Village Green (43 Bishop Mills Way/84 Birkendale Dr) has been selected as the location for the Kanata North Canada 150 Maple Grove.  Planting of 50 Red, 50 Silver and 50 Sugar Maples will take place this Spring.  Each site will be marked with an engraved stone.

What is a grove? The Canada 150 Maple Groves may take the form of a formal cluster of trees, linear groupings, or maples planted with a reforestation site or natural area.

What species and size of trees are planted in the Canada 150 Maple Groves project? The trees planted in the grove will be native Canadian sugar, red, and silver maples. The trees will be potted 25 mm caliper (about 5-7 ft tall).

Can community groups or organizations participate in planting a maple grove? Due to the size of the trees, scheduling, and site preparation requirements, the Canada 150 Maple
Groves will be planted by contracted services and not by volunteers.

Sponsorship Opportunity
The City of Ottawa is inviting local businesses to be part of this exciting project by supporting the Canada 150 Maple Groves. Through various sponsorship opportunities, your generosity will contribute to the legacy of Canada’s 150th birthday and enhance the City’s forest cover for generations to come. For more information or to participate in this sponsorship opportunity, please contact corporatepartnerships@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2424, ext 25632.

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