St. Catharines plants 100 trees to help restore the canopy
The City of St. Catharines is putting down roots with a special tree planting.
500 trees were given away during the city's highly successful free tree giveaway, but 100 trees were left unclaimed.
Those remaining trees will be planted at Walker’s Creek, Centennial Gardens, Malcolmson Eco-Park and Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm over the next few days according to Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture Services Phil Cristi.
"We've removed more than 3,000 mature trees from our city parks and other places because of the Emerald Ash Boer and little by little, bit by bit, we're doing our part to try and recoup some of that canopy we lost."
The community is welcome to come out and lend a hand - planting starts today at 9 a.m. Walkers Creek today.
Tomorrow planting will be at Centennial Gardens and on Malcolmson Eco-Park and Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm on Thursday.
Residents looking to take part in CommuniTREE Planting Events must register in advance so City staff can ensure they have enough equipment on site to provide residents with the tools necessary to participate. Register online at www.stcatharines.ca/CommuniTREE or call 905-688-5600.
The IceDogs would surrender a goal 44 seconds into a Wednesday night and that proved to be the game winner as Kitchener won 6-0 at the Meridian Centre. The IceDogs remain in first in the Central, two points up on Barrie, with both teams having played 42 games.
Ben Jones scored a goal and added two assists as the IceDogs scored four unanswered in Erie, winning 5-3. Johnny Corneil chipped in with a pair of goals and Colton Incze made 26 saves for the first place ‘Dogs who completed their second.3 in 3 sweep this season.
Stephen Dhillon made 46 saves and Elijah Roberts scored the hat-trick as the IceDogs doubled Barrie 6-3, taking over the lead in the OHL’s Central Division. Roberts also added an assist, while Sam Miletic scored two for the second straight game plus counted an assist.