Mulch helps establish trees and shrubs at King and John park

Mulch helps new plantings of native trees and shrubs in the public park at King and John Streets.

Volunteers mulched in October 2021 to give the new plantings at King and John Streets a chance to get established. This followed marathon weeding sessions in mid-August and mid-September to remove invasive weeds and aggressive grasses.

In October 2020, volunteers had planted 450 native plants and shrubs as a riparian planting along One Mile Creek. An assessment this summer by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority that there was a 90% survival rate for the plantings – better than the 70% target.

October 2021 mulching

August 2021 weeding volunteers
October 2021 mulching volunteers

August 2021 weeding

Some of the volunteers who came out for the August 14 weeding: John Venables, Kathy Goulding, Beckie Fox, Viggo Zing, Klara Young-Chin, Michael Fox and Nigel Young-Chin. (Photo by Mike Balsom for NOTL Local)
Some of the volunteers who came out for the August 14 weeding: John Venables, Kathy Goulding, Beckie Fox, Viggo Zing, Klara Young-Chin, Michael Fox and Nigel Young-Chin. (Photo by Mike Balsom for NOTL Local)

October 2020 planting

Volunteers planting 450 native shrubs and trees in October 2020 in park at King and John street (Photo by Rene Bertschi)
Volunteers planting 450 native shrubs and trees in October 2020 in park at King and John street (Photo by Rene Bertschi)

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