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Lion's Trails Upgrades

The Emerald Ash Borer couldn't kill the Lion's Trail. While the destructive insect did cause the City to remove 2400 trees, more than 1200 new ones have been planted in their place. Parks Supervisor Chris Kern says the $60,000 price tag for the project includes a number of things. "Some trail upgrades, because of the damaged trails from the removal of the trees with the heavy equipment and we were actually given a large amount of material from Hydro One from when they redid the Parkinson Road hydro towers. And we graded it to make the trails more accessible". The City have planted large caliper, silver maple, burr oaks, swamp white oak and red maple. Kern says the trees planted range from 15 to 25 feet tall. Kern says the City plans to do an Arbour Day program on September 28 to have some understory plantings for under the trees that were just planted in July. He says anyone willing to donate to the project be it money or labour are encouraged to contact the Parks office at 519-539-2382.

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