Funding granted to tree canopy project

Feb. 5 City Centre community committee roundup


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Trees in Crescentwood will be getting a little help thanks to the Friends of Peanut Park.

City Centre community committee approved a $12,000 land dedication reserve grant from the River Heights-Fort Garry ward allowance to fund the group’s tree canopy rejuvenation project.

According to documents submitted to the City, the Friends of Peanut Park have formed a “tree committee” and will be planting saplings along the boulevards in the community, including on Kingsway, Harvard Avenue, Yale Avenue, and Ruskin Row. The planting initiative is a reaction to a number of trees in the area being either Ash or Elm and at risk of disease.

The tree committee, in partnership with the City’s Urban Forestry Branch, intends to plant delta hackberry, bur oak, silvercloud maple, and ohio buckeye trees as early as possible in 2019.

They estimate about 50 new trees will be coming into the community.

• City centre community committee also approved the following per capita grants:

• The Oakenwald Parent Council received a $700 grant from the Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry ward allowance to hire a professional DJ to provide music for a school event on March 14, and to rent a bouncer for the school’s Family Fun Night on June 12;

• The Queenston School Advisory Council received a $500 grant from the River Heights-Fort Garry ward allowance for the annual Queenston School Carnival on June 5; and

• General Byng School received a $500 grant from the River Heights – Fort Garry ward allowance to support dinner and entertainment at the Community and School Fun Night.

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