More Trees Please!
Start date: 1 May, 2017
End date: 15 November, 2017
Through this project, we will to showcase native trees as a way to build healthier Hamilton, inspire community members to see and share the importance of trees in our City. Some of the trees planted will be native maple trees as a tribute to Canada's 150th
Our project consists of:
- a guided tree hike, featuring native trees and their importance on various levels, ie, for habitat, shade, improved air quality, etc.
- organize native tree give aways for interested homeowners. We will provide tree planting and maintenance guides, register the trees on our online map, contact the homeowners on a regular
basis, especially in the first year as the trees are establishing themselves.
- organize tree plantings with community entities, such as elementary schools, providing them a presentation of why trees are an important aspect of our community and country.
For example, we would work with schools with high newcomer populations to help plant trees, on their lands (if possible) or organize field trips to appropriate locations. Another example is to work with an existing green space and plant a number of sugar maple trees to create a future maple sugar bush.
Nature of the Project Reach
We anticipate engaging over 25 community volunteers and over 100 students in the project.
The project goals are to plant 150 native trees with schools in areas with little forest cover.