Our ‘Place in the Shade’ planting project of 2023 has finally been finished.
Through a federal government ‘2 Billion Trees’ grant Trees for Halton Hills implemented their Project “Place in the Shade.” Many properties in our community lack the shade that is essential for healthy play and pedestrian environments.
Trees for Halton Hills has built a relationship with the Town of Halton Hills where Trees for Halton Hills provided funding to retain a professional landscape firm to install 20 caliper trees along the Guelph Street Corridor in Georgetown, Ontario to create “a place in the shade” for pedestrians. Trees for Halton Hills is hoping to continue with this project as funds become available.
Special thank you to Wolfgang and his crew at Canadian Greenscapes for their amazing job in planting the trees. What a great group of guys. Thanks for your patience!
Oct 25, 2023 – 60 volunteers from Rogers Muslim Community group give back to Halton Hills in a meaningful way by planting 200 new trees.
October 14th – Trees for Halton Hills and CVC jointly hosted a tree planting down in the Hungry Hollow. Volunteers from across the Credit River watershed planted 150 native species trees in the area near the end of Metcalfe Court in Georgetown. The weather cooperated and the rain held off while the planting occurred.This planting was the second joint TFHH – CVC planting event in 2023. The first was on May 27 at the West Branch park in Georgetown. Trees for Halton Hills has enjoyed a series of successful joint events with CVC over the past several years.
September 30, 2023 – In partnership with the Rotary Club of Georgetown we planted 200 trees on our continued project of reforesting a previous landfill site in Georgetown, ON. Smiles all around even with the heat and hard soil conditions!
Atura Power, a key player in the province’s electricity system and diverse generation supply, recently demonstrated its commitment to environmental conservation. On September 21, volunteers from the Halton Hills Atura Power station planted 173 trees in Halton Hills.
✓ Through a federal government ‘2 BIllion Trees‘ grant Trees for Halton Hills implemented their Project “Place in the Shade.” Through the “Place in the Shade” initiative 4 outdoor classrooms with 25 caliper trees were created.
Halton Hills School Plantings:
Georgetown District High School – 10 native deciduous caliper trees
George Kennedy Public School – 5 native deciduous caliper trees
McKenzie-Smith Bennett School – 5 native deciduous caliper trees
Stewarttown Public School – 5 native deciduous caliper trees
✓ On May 27, 2023 Trees for Halton Hills again joined up with CVC to further naturalize the area near West Branch Drive in Georgetown. Another 150 native trees and shrubs were planted. CVC, Butterflyway, Bird Friendly Halton and Trees for Halton Hills had tents set up for participants and local residents to learn more about nature and what their organizations do to help the environment. Fun was had by all followed by refreshments. Woody also made an appearance.
✓ Also on Earth Day (2023) – Trees for Halton Hills attended the Race to Net Zero. Through this event TFHH made connections with local residents, business owners, and other organizations. TFHH gained a number of new volunteers and contacts for future planting opportunities.
✓ Through the Town of Halton Hills’ Climate Change grant we were able to plant 100 trees at the end on Ainley Trail in Glen Williams with the help of Kind Vibe Kinds after school program. The children enjoyed getting their hands dirty while dedicating their trees to loved ones.
✓ On Earth Day (2023) we partnered with Georgetown Chevrolet to plant 200 native trees at the former Armstrong landfill site. The dealership held a promotion that for every vehicle sold a tree would be planted.
✓ Trees for Halton Hills visited a local school and educated all the Grade 3 students on the benefits of trees. They learned about food sources, birds, animals and insects that rely on trees. It was a fun-filled afternoon with getting their hands dirty and even meeting a salamander.
✓West Branch Drive (Fall 2022) in partnership with CVC we planted 150 native trees.
✓Grist Mill planting (Fall 2022) in partnership with the Georgetown Rotary Club
✓ Red Day (Spring 2022) – in partnership with Keller Williams Real Estate we planted 977 native trees at 2 sites near Gellert Community Centre and Standish Park. KW brought 150 real estate agents and family members to plant that day.
✓ Trees for Halton Hills Arboretum – through a successful Healthy Communities Grant application TFHH was able to repurpose an underused piece of land from the Town of Halton Hills and create a native trees and shrubs Arboretum. There are 21 native tree species and many native shrubs to enjoy. The trees and shrubs have plaques identifying their names as well as a QR code to send you to more related information and pictures of the species. The Arboretum grand opening was well attended by residents, community partners, the Mayor, and other town officials as well as children from a nearby school. “Woody”, Trees for Halton Hills’ mascot, debuted as well at the opening and was a great hit! The Arboretum was featured in the local newspaper as well on City TV’s Breakfast Television!
TREES FOR HALTON HILLS
Halton Hills, Ontario