New Tree Plantings

This is a list of the saplings that have been planted in Trinity Bellwoods Park since 2006 when the Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park's established their Adopt A Tree program.  Check out the Trinity Bellwoods Park - Adopt A Tree Program Map to see the location of the trees and their number.  If you're interested in adopting one of the "orphans" noted by the bright red volcano icon, contact adoptatree (at) trinitybellwoods dot ca or use the contact form and we'll set you up to join the volunteer AAT team.  (This list does not include the Memorial Trees which are not part of the AAT.)


2014: Planted June 19

27 trees planted in various locations throughout the park as ordered by Urban Forestry (Parks, Forestry & Recreation Dept)

SPC - # - Species Botanical Name - Species.Common Name
Bh 2 x (Carya cordiformis) Bitternut Hickory
Sh 2 x (Carya ovata) Shagbark Hickory
Nc 2 x (Catalpa speciosa) Northern Catalpa
Hb 1 x (Celtis occidentalis) Hackberry
Rb 3 x (Cercis canadenis) Red Bud
Eb 2 x (Fagus sylvatica) European Beech
Sg 1 x (Liquidambar styraciflua) Sweet Gum
Tt 1 x (Liriodendron tilipifera) Tulip Tree
Bg 1 Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum
Lp 2 x (Platanus x acerifolia 'Bloodgood') London Plane Tree
Sw o 2 x (Quercus bicolor) Swamp White Oak
Bo 1 x (Quercus macrocarpa) Bur Oak
Ro 4 x (Quercus rubra) Red Oak
Vf 2 x (Ulmus americana 'Valley Forge') Valley Forge Elm

2014: Planted June 13

Planted and mulched by a group of volunteers from Royal Bank Canada (RBC) under supervision of our Park Supervisor

28 x various small saplings on north-east slopes of the bowl by colunteers from RBC
Note: one stolen (yeeeesh) and replaced June 19th
1 x Amur Cork Tree north of ice rink
1 x Green Mountain Sugar Maple north of ice rink
1 x Honey Locust (?) north of ice rink
1 x Repointe Maple north of ice rink
1 x Maple (?) north of ice rink

2014: Planted May 30

1 x Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) just east of main gate's garden bed
1 x Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) just east of main gate's garden bed
2 x Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) just north of community Greenhouse
2 x Maples (one may be a Red Maple) just east of main gate's garden bed

2014 : Planted May 23

These four Shagbarks were requested by FoTBP from Urban Forestry as a memorial of sorts for the mature Shagbark Hickory just north of the bowl in the circular stone wall which was ailing and taken down in the summer of 2012. The tree was purported to have been an original tree from the ravine side which was buried, along with the old Crawford St bridge, in the 1960s. 

4 x 8" high Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) along north & west lip of bowl with one on lookout east of Gibson House

2013: Planted late fall

3 x Maples (silver?) just south of tennis courts

2012 : More Sakura cherry trees in September

4 x Sakura cherry trees in south end to replace vandalised/dead trees (UPDATE: 2 died)
4 x Sakura cherry trees in north end
2 x Sakura cherry trees behind north baseball diamon (UPDATE: 1 died)

2012 : 2 new mystery trees in May

These appeared near east of the playground.

1 x Red Oak (of some sort)
1 x Silver Maple (or Freeman Maple)

2011 : 46 new trees planted June 9th and 10th

Most of these trees are native to southern Ontario although not necessarily to Toronto (or any urban environment). The Ohio Buckeye for example is (according to the Guelph University Arboretum) found naturally in Canada only on Walpole Island in Lake St. Clair. The Goldenrain Tree is native to Eastern Asia, the American Sweet Gum, the Yellowwood, and the Plane Tree are native to North America but south of our region, and the Accolade Elm is a hybrid which has been found to be quite resistant to Dutch Elm disease.

1 Fm Acer freemanii ‘Autumn Blaze’ Autumn Blaze Freeman Maple
1 Bm Acer nigrum Black Maple
1 Sm Acer saccharum Sugar Maple
1 Ob Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye
2 Yb Aesculus fl ava Yellow Buckeye
1 Wb Betula papyrifera White Birch
1 Rb Betula nigra River Birch
1 Nc Catalpa speciosa Northern Catalpa
1 Sh Carya ovata Shagbark Hickory UPDATE: DID NOT SURVIVE
1 Bh Carya cordiformis Bitternut Hickory UPDATE: DID NOT SURVIVE
1 Reb Cercis canadensis Redbud
1 Yw Cladrastrus lutea Yellowwood
2 Eb Fagus sylvatica European Beech
1 Gr Koelreutaria paniculata Goldenrain Tree
2 Tt Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree
1 Sg Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum
5 Lp Platanus occidentalis London Plane Tree
5 Wo Quercus alba White Oak
2 Ro Quercus rubra Red Oak  UPDATE: 1 DESTROYED BY VANDALISM
8 Ae Ulmus mortonii Accolade Elm

2011 : Planted July 7, 2011 just east of the playground

5  x Ginkgo biloba

2011 : Planted September along Dundas Street

Planted along the north edge of the park as part of the street improvements along Dundas.

7 x Kentucky Coffee

2010 : Sakura Cherry trees

A gift from the Japanese Consulate as part of their international Sakura Project.  They have told us that, for the most part, the trees with white blossoms are Yoshino, and the trees with a pinkish tinge are likely Akebono.  The famous cherry trees at High Park in Toronto are Yoshino trees.

23 x Prunus x yedoensis (Yoshino):    UPDATE: 5 DESTROYED BY VANDALISM
23 x Prunus x yedoensis (Akebono):

2007 (?) : 6 trees planted by Farmer's Market

2 X Tulip Tree
Freeman Maple
White Oak
Freeman Maple

2006 : 36 trees planted in the Fall

4 x Bur Oak
9 x Freeman Maple
4 x Hackberry
5 x Kentucky Coffee
1 x London Plane
1 x Silver Maple
4 x Sugar Maple
1 x White Oak
2 x White Pine

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