North Bay was the site of a tree plant today, hundreds of them today in partnership with the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority. Done in an attempt to restore the city’s canopy, 20 grandparents and their grandchildren helped plant 12 species of 900 seedlings in the accessible starter tree nursery along Chippewa Cree EcoPath. Sue Buckle is the communication officer and says the trees will spend 3 – 5 years in the nursery.
The seedlings consisted of various species such as white spruce, birch, red maple and silver maple.
The program is in support of Restore Your Shore planting program and is a partnership between TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Trees for Nipissing and others. The seedlings will grow until they are large enough to be transferred to the Hammond Street nursery where they will stay for three to five years until they can be transplanted into area parks and along the Chippewa Creek.