Due to a generous grant from TreeCanada and BC Hydro, 21 deciduous trees have been planted in Cumberland’s Village Park. Ten trees have been planted by the new playground and 11 trees in the reconfigured dog park area. The grant covered the cost of the plant material with the Village covering labour expenses for installation and continued maintenance.
Transplanted trees take several years to recover and park visitors are asked to help the trees survive and thrive by protecting the young bark and surrounding area by not
- locking bikes to or leaning anything on the trunks that would mark or cut the bark,
- walking or parking strollers or bikes on the mulch circle which compacts the soil over the young roots,
- breaking or removing any branches,
- dumping unwanted drinks or leaving waste material around the tree.