Rotarians and residents numbering in the hundreds came out on the weekend to get their hands dirty planting trees. The first tree was planted (along with hundreds of others) on a 400 hectare field at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre. The vacant farm field, owned by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) will be home to Guelph’s newest urban forest, the Rotary Forest. The Rotary Club of Guelph is preparing to mobilize the community to help plan 65,000 trees over the next 13 years leading up to their 100th anniversary in 2020.
More details about the event can be found at http://guelph.ca/newsroom_display.cfm?itemID=75089
As part of the initiative, the Rotary Club is building a tree inventory to track the growth of Guelph’s tree canopy. Whenever anyone plants a tree anywhere in Guelph, they can register it in the tree registry at http://www.rotaryclubofguelph.com/tree_form.php.