On Tuesday, September 25th, from 1-3pm, we held a tree planting event in honor of National Tree Day. With the help of students and teachers at the Fredericton Christian Academy and members of the Fredericton North Rotary Club, we were able to plant 130 silver maple and bur oak trees at the Marysville Flats. Over 60 volunteers from both groups helped to dig holes, plant, and water the newly-planted trees.
As these trees take root and continue to grow, over time they will provide a towering tree canopy along the Marysville Flats, which is an area currently owned by the City of Fredericton and is quite prone to flooding. By planting the silver maple trees in the floodplain area, the trees will help to decrease flooding impacts, provide wildlife habitat, and improve air quality.
We would like to thank the Canadian Forest Service greenhouse for donating 30 bur oak trees, and we would also like to thank Wildlife Habitat Canada, the New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund, the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund, and Eco-Action (Environment and Climate Change Canada) for helping to make events like this possible!