MEDIA ADVISORY (May 22, 2018) On Saturday, June 2, the Town of Fort Erie will be giving away maturing trees to Fort Erie residents. The maturing trees will be handed out in the Leisureplex Parking Lot (3 Municipal Centre Drive, Fort Erie) from 9 a.m. to noon while supplies last (one tree per residence).
The Town will be handing out 600 maturing trees about 3 to 4 feet tall. Residents will have the choice between seven different tree species: cottonwood, red maple, sugar maple, silver maple, tulip, red oak and linden. Since the height and maintenance of each tree species can vary, experts will be onsite to help answer questions and provide advice including Town arborists as well as members from the Fort Erie Horticultural Society, Bert Miller Nature Club and Friends of Fort Erie’s Creeks.
The trees will be available in pots and will fit in the backseat of a car. All residents leaving with a tree will be given instructions on how to plant and care for the tree. This initiative is part of the Town’s replanting program. The trees will be provided free of charge; however, a bin will be available onsite for voluntary, non-perishable donations in support of COPE.
For more information, please contact Sean Hutton, Parks and Facilities Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-871-1600, ext. 2430.
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