Re-leaf Community Tree Nursery

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Re-leaf Niagara is an urban, community program aimed to increase the urban canopy of our cities. Our own native nursery trees are matched with community mentors and tree recipients who provide the sites for planting. Land Care Niagara’s tree nursery is situated on Treaty and Traditional Territory lands. These lands were first stewarded by Indigenous communities including the Hatiwendaronk, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Land Care Niagara has the deepest respect and stands with all Indigenous Peoples, in promoting responsible stewards of the lands on which we live, work and play.

In 2016 Land Care Niagara was awarded a three year Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The goal of this grant awarded was/ is to increase the community’s urban canopy through education and engagement, using trees from our very own Re-Leaf Nursery. Encouraging people to support a healthy and sustainable environment, this initiative is helping people participate in ecosystem conservation and restoration efforts, and has an impact on the lives of community members.

As we continue to source additional funding for this program, we utilize the nursery as a fundraising and educational initiative. All funds raised from purchasing a nursery tree are used towards operational costs of the nursery, delivery of small-scale tree planting projects and educational nursery workshops. If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing a native, locally sourced tree for your property, please contact us for an up-to-date tree inventory and price list.

Locations where trees have been planted thanks to partner groups and organizations are:

      • Fireman’s park, City of Niagara Falls (2020)
      • 3 Areas along Walker’s Creek (2016,2017, 2018)
      • Rotary Park, St.Catharines (2017)
      • Various Niagara Falls Schools (2017,2018, 2019)
      • Niagara Falls Arbor Day tree planting events (2016, 2017, 2018)
      • Beamsville Lions Memorial Forest (2017)

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Are you considering planting a tree in your yard?

Here are some planting tips to keep in mind to successfully grow a tree.

  1. Consider the full height and width of the tree when full grown while choosing the location. You should also consider if there will be enough sunlight or shade, depending on the species chosen.
  2. Dig a hole that is 2 to 3 times as wide as the rootball of the tree.
  3. Roughen the sides and bottom of the hole to allow the roots to spread more easily into the surrounding soil.
  4. Backfill the hole using existing soil and be sure to break up the soil. Check that the root collar or base of the tree trunk is above ground height.
  5. Lightly step around the base of the tree to get rid of any air pockets in the soil.
  6. Give the newly planted tree a good soaking right away. Continue to water once a week after planting and 2 to 3 times a week in drought or extreme heat conditions.
  7. Mulch the tree with a 2 to 4 inch thick layer of mulch. Be sure not to create a volcano with the mulch mounded up the truck of the tree. You want to aim for a donut shape around the tree to keep the water in and avoid washing your mulch away.

[/vc_column_text][title type=”special-h4-left”]Past Projects[/title][vc_column_text]Land Care Niagara provided trees for the City of Niagara Fall’s Schools in Bloom project which gave schools across the city the opportunity to participate in rewarding activities to landscape their schoolyard areas and learn about the importance of plants and trees.

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Trees were also donated to the Niagara Envirothon, North America’s largest high school environmental education competition. The donation of a tree for their school grounds commends them on their environmental awareness and encourages them to help create a sustainable community.

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