Fifty trees were planted Wednesday along the Heritage Trail in Niagara-on-the-Lake, beginning at Charlotte Street and Paffard Street.
Half of the trees were Chautauqua Oaks from Niagara College. The others were from Verbinnen’s Nursery — 10 white oaks, five tulip trees, five silver maples, and five hackberry.
The Chautauqau oaks were grown at Niagara College from acorns gathered in the Chautauqua neighbourhood.
“The Chautauqua oaks that were planted today were a beautiful addition to the Heritage Trail,” said Lord Mayor Betty Disero. “Job well done to the Niagara College horticulture students for taking care of these trees over the years, and thank you to Canopy Growth Corporation for funding this initiative through the donation of the trees.”
“A special thanks to Canopy Growth Corporation, Forests Ontario, Niagara College horticulture students, members of the Heritage Trail committee and the town’s parks and recreation staff for collaborating on this event,” said CAO Marnie Cluckie.
“It is wonderful to see multiple parties joining together on this initiative to help make Niagara-on-the-Lake a greener community.”