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Getting Street Trees where they are needed the most.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Table at Kenilworth Library and Revisiting Keith

The StreetTree Project has been pretty busy this past week as it's drawing to a close for the summer. I'll try to put up a few posts for the things that have been happening, starting with our day of tabling at the Kenilworth Library and our visit to the Keith neighbourhood.

Last week the lovely librarians from Kenilworth Library agreed to lend us a table from which we could advertise the StreetTree Program. We met there with our volunteers last week Monday at 10am, and there were people lined up to get into the library well before the doors actually opened. We chose a good time, because for the few hours we were there people were constantly coming in to drop off books, take out movies, use the computers, or just sit down and read. We spoke to over 30 people and gathered a few extra requests!
Volunteers
Stacey and Marlon ordering trees for their corner lot
After our tabling was done, OPIRG StreetTree Staff biked out to the Keith Neighbourhood to check out what some of the newly planted trees looked like, and to see if there were any neighbours we could speak to. Here are photos of some of the new trees we saw:


We found that some trees fill out much faster than others (maybe with some careful watering and protection):
       
and some people were in the middle of landscaping around their new tree:


Overall though, all the trees were beautiful and there were plenty of new ones around the Keith area! I'm excited to see what they'll look like in a few years!

See here for a photo-story of our day: https://plus.google.com/106369207372453010519/stories?authkey=CKe84cet1JCKfw

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