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Neighbourhood Re-Leaf - Glen Cairn

Project type: 
Neighbourhood Re-Leaf
Year: 
2008
Season: 
Fall
Location: 
Southeast

ReForest London is "reforesting" the Glen Cairn Planning District by planting 1,000 trees in backyards, city boulevards, schools, businesses, places of worship, parks and other public areas. This neighbourhood has been chosen based on socioeconomic indicators, recreational space characteristics, tree cover and linkages on the landscape. Glen Cairn Planning District is bounded by Bradley Avenue to the South, Highbury Avenue to the East, the Port Stanley railroad tracks to the West and the South Branch of the Thames River to the North. The primary partner in this project is the Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre.

In the fall 2008, we planted 445 trees and shrubs at Thompson Road Park with the help of over 50 volunteers. This project was sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment and the Ministry of Natural Resources. In a project sponsored by Union Gas, we planted 48 trees and shrubs at Naomi Almeida Park. Then, we worked with 15 youth from the Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre to plant 31 additional trees in yards throughout the Glen Cairn neighbourhood. Residents were able to get a tree planted for only $5, plus they received a tree watering kit for free. This project was sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation

Next spring, we'll plant trees at the 4 Glen Cairn neighbourhood schools in a project sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The City of London will plant 100 trees along boulevards, and we'll host a tree sale, selling trees at a discount to Glen Cairn residents.

See below for photos and more about the Neighbourhood Re-Leaf project in Glen Cairn.