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.
Hello Trinity Bellwoods patrons. It's that lovely time of year in the park where outdoor events start sprouting up. Please check our calendar. We try and list as many as we can to help you plan your time at, or away, from park.
For a City of Toronto Event Planning Guide, Permit Forms & Event Related Information for Special Events & Festivals go to: www.toronto.ca/special_events/eventsupport.htm
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
It's almost here -- our annual, group love-in of our wonderful 37 acres of green space! Come spend a few hours gardening and planting and helping to care for the park, or drop by for a shorter time to lend a hand or sign up to water a tree this summer.
Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park's
WHEN: This Sunday June 10th, 10 am to 1 pm RAIN OR SHINE
WHERE: Behind the Rec Centre, look for the green canopy near the Greenhouse
Slowly but surely we shall overcome that rampant burdock and its dog-hair mangling habits....! Thanks to all that came out and cut and dug burdock today.
One such person had the useful thought that carrying a pair of garden pruners in your pocket and hacking a few burdock plants down every day while Fido cavorts would be long-term helpful.....