New Rotarian Forest

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

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 

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One Comment on “New Rotarian Forest”

  1. Don Richardson Says:

    This is a terrific initiative. I brought my children (4 and 7) and they had a great adventure working with other kids to help plant a forest. It was an afternoon they’ll remember forever and we will be going back often to watch the forest grow and plant more trees. Thumbs up to Rotary and all the sponsors for making this happen.

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