Ever found yourself staring at one of Trinity Bellwoods Park's beautiful trees and wondering just what kind of tree it is?
If so here's great news -- check the tabs labeled "Tree Tours" under GREENSPACE above and try one of the self-guided tree tours there. Between them they have bundles of information about the trees and how to identify them and where to find them in the park.
We've just posted a downloadable pdf map of one done by Canadian Tree Tours which also boasts a fantastic on-line database of information.
Sweet smelling blooms of a Black Locust in the park's bowl in June
This week Trinity Bellwood's Sakura cherry trees are in bloom! Both the group planted in the spring of 2010 in the south end and the new four-tree grove planted last fall in the north end of the park are in full blush of bloom.
According to the Japanese Consulate, who donated the trees to the park, the ones with the pinkish hue (left photo) are Prunus x yedoenis "Akebono" and the ones with the whitish hue are Prunus x yedoenis "Yoshino". It looks like most of the pinkish ones -- with much thicker twigloads of blossoms -- are to the north of the path, and the whiter ones to the south of the path. There are always a few very small cherry fruits in these trees although they are ornamentals.
Although just transplanted last fall, the four new Sakura cherry trees in the north end are also blossoming. They are sited just north of where the park's lone, ailing Shagbark Hickory was located before being removed last summer -- you can see the circle of dirt behind them where the Shagbark and its circular stone wall was.
It's called EMERGENT STRUCTURES : 24/7 Video Installation
by Linda Dervishaj & Victoria Taylor
April 4 to May 16
Weaving together hundreds of images shot during six weeks of spring 2012 in Trinity Bellwoods Park Toronto, the work celebrates changes in form, colour and context during this transcendent phase in the life cycle of trees.
Fantastic news: at least eight (update: 20!) of Trinity Bellwoods Park's 94 ash trees (Fraxinus) have been marked for possible innoculation against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) which is devastating Ontario's ash trees.
We're told that some of those marked, but not necessarily all (budget will dictate), will be injected with TreeAzin™ later this summer or early next. The newly funded EAB unit at Parks is currently innoculating in more at-risk areas of the city. TreeAzin™ is a Systemic Insecticide produced from extracts of Neem Tree seeds (Azadiracta indica), (but is not neem oil) which has been 95% successfull in making ash trees unattractive to the bug and therefore safe. Each tree needs to be innoculated every two years until and if the EAB abates so it's abit of a time and $ commitment.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10th - SPRING PARK DAY AT TRINITY BELLWOODS
What: Come green your park! Mulch trees, adopt a tree, attend a hands-on pruning workshop in the park, plant flowers, clean up and native shrubs and more...
When: 10:00-1:00 PM
Where: Meet at the green house - just behind TRC
Who: Hosted by Friends of Trinity Bellwoods.
ADOPT-A-TREE PROGRAM GEARING UP FOR 2012 SEASON