Downsview Park seeking tree planting assistance

October 8, 2018 by  

Downsview Park can provide an opportunity to enjoy spending time in the wilderness right in the heart of the city, and area families have been asked to lend a hand in increasing the size of its tree canopy.

Staff from the park will be on hand to guide families through the process of planting saplings of a variety of native trees. While they work, they will learn about the park’s ecosystem and the plants and animals that call it home, as well as the role it plays in the overall environmental health of the local neighborhood.

All the materials that will be needed to get the little trees off to a great start will be provided, and it was noted that experience is not needed to be a part of the activity. It is open to people of any age, but parents are reminded that anyone who is under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. They are also asked to leave the pets at home and dress for the weather.

This hands-on activity is scheduled to run for two hours, and anyone who is interested has been asked to be at the park’s Discovery Centre on Canuck Avenue by 2:00 pm on the day of the event. A local printer can use graphic design techniques to craft specially designed staff and volunteer T-shirts and other items for this sort of event.

This opportunity to be a part of bringing a splash of green to an urban space will be held on October 28. More information can be obtained by contacting downsvieweducation@clc.ca.