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Another Adopt A Tree season comes to a close -- it was a beautiful day yesterday when I went to pick up the buggies and jugs.

Thanks to my fellow Water Capitains Carole, Joanna and Nariman for keeping an eye on the water outlets and buggies, etc.

And a big pat on the back to all of us for doing our bit for the saplings in their formative years -- such an elegant way to give back to our park.  In case you're counting, the 2013 season was the seventh year of our Adopt A Tree watering program.

And speaking of the park -- isn't it looking gorgeous with fall colour this week!  I don't remember the sugar maples looking so swooningly swathed (sorry) in rich reds and oranges for some years.

TBP Tree 437 Sugar Maple Oct 10 2013

Tree #437  Sugar Maple - Oct 10/2013 (M. McLean)

TBP Tree 262 Hackberry Oct 2013

Tree #262 Hackberry on the SW edge of the circle drive - Oct 10/2013 (M. McLean)

I've only recently come to start to recognise a Hackberry and we've quite a few in the southern have of the circle in the south end of the park.  The younger trees have that hilarious bumpy bark.  It looks like the surface is crawling with corky caterpillars.  The leaves are a beautiful bright yellow this week.

TBP Tree 304 Red Green Ash Octo 2013 

 Tree #304  Red Green Ash in south end of the park - Oct 10/2013 (M. McLean)

#304 might be the largest Red Green Ash in the park.  It's out in the open so its got a beautiful shape and one can get back a bit and really admire it -- especially this week as the rich yellows work with the remaining green to give it a real sparkle.

The tree numbers refer to the Tree Inventory that Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park commissioned in 2009.

And if you want more information about the trees in our park check out the Tree Tours tab.

June 17 update: Six orphans remaining

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Even with two more little Sakura cherry trees added to our roster (the pair in behind the new bench north of the north-est baseball diamond) -- we've just seven more "orphan" saplings seeking neighborhood adopters.

They need 5-gallons (20 litres) of water every week over the summer until just before Thanksgiving and we've several water sources, buggies and jugs around the park. 

If you're interested please contact the Adopt A Tree coordinator, Michaelle using our Contact Form and select "adoptatree."

Watering now for the park's future canopy.  oh yeah.

Linden in s end

And speaking of the park's tree canopy, this is one of the LIttle Leaf Lindens (Tilia cordata) in the south end of the park.  You can find more about this tree -- which has wonderfully fragrant blooms in early summer -- at Wikipedia.

Even with two more little Sakura cherry trees added to our roster (the pair in behind the new bench north of the north-est baseball diamond) -- we've just seven more "orphan" saplings seeking neighborhood adopters.

They need 5-gallons (20 litres) of water every week over the summer until just before Thanksgiving and we've several water sources, buggies and jugs around the park. 

If you're interested please contact the Adopt A Tree coordinator, Michaelle using our Contact Form and select "adoptatree."

Watering now for the park's future canopy.  oh yeah.

Linden in s end

And speaking of the park's tree canopy, this is one of the LIttle Leaf Lindens (Tilia cordata) in the south end of the park.  You can find more about this tree -- which has wonderfully fragrant blooms in early summer -- at Wikipedia.

UPDATE: We're down to 10 well-behaved young sapling trees still looking for adopters.  They need mulching soon, and then 5-gallons of water a week (unless it's rained heavily) from now until the end of September-ish.  We've a few water outlets, buggies and jugs around the park.  When you're away for more than six days, trade some watering duties with your tree neighbor.  Hesto presto -- we've helped ensure a healthy tree canopy for the next hundred years. 

TBP tree canopy

Join over 70 other park neighbors in this much-copied neighborhood volunteer activity.  See here for more deets.  Interested?  Contact AAT Coordinator Michaelle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What a spring-like spring we've been having -- sudden changeable weather.  Ah well, we're Torontonians and used to it, right?

We're gearing up for the 2013 season for the Adopt A Tree program and after tallying up who's moved away and/or no longer able to volunteer the hours, there are 25 (Update: 13) young trees needing adopters.

TBP Cherry blossoms N end

This number includes new adopters for the lovely new grove of four Sakura Cherry trees that appeared last fall at the top of the north end of the bowl.  Thrilled to report that there are also four new Sakura Cherry trees in the south end of the park which replace four destroyed by vandals in previous years.  And didn't they all look wonderful in bloom last week.

The watering jugs and buggies and hoses will be deployed before the end of the month, and we're organising a mulch delivery (thanks to our Parks Supervisor and team) for the weekend of May 25th.  Adopters get your gardening gloves ready for the annual mulching of your tree! 

If you're interested in joining our brigade of volunteers and adopting one of the 25 "orphans" please contact Michaelle using the contact form.

Google Map of trees in the program.  Orphans are marked with a bright red volcano icon.

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