After winning the GUFF 2011 ‘Guelph Loves Trees’ contest, Brant Avenue Public School took receipt of their prize, as promised, a new tree for their schoolyard, this fall.
Ali Morrison, arborist and Leonard Chapinsky from Chapinsky Nursery delivered the 11 year old tree. They also brought eight shovels for these enthusiastic grade 5 students to do the planting.
First, they all took turns to dig the hole. After the big dig, they straightened the tree and filled in the soil. They then mulched the base of the tree in the required donut shape. This keeps the trunk dry at the soil level but still captures water for the roots to take up.
And this is what 11 year-olds look like. The red maple tree is also 11 years old.
The students will water the tree regularly until ‘freeze-up’ and again in the spring to help it settle in.
Congratulations Brant Avenue Public School!
We are pleased to announce the winners of our first Photo Contest featuring trees in the city of Guelph.
In both the adult and 18 years and under categories, there were 3 themes with winners in each and a grand prize winner.
A celebration with a display of the winning photos will be held on Saturday November 26 at 10 Carden Street from 10.30 a.m. to noon. All of the contestants and the contest judges will be our special guests. The public is invited to come and celebrate with the winners and see their wonderful photos.
The photo contests have been supported by The Stone Store, Meridian Credit Union, Ponds Foto Source, Wyndham Art Supplies, and Kloepfer Custom Framing.
- 1st: Stacey Kennedy
- 2nd: Nick Mares
- 3rd: Jeff Fletcher
Urban Forest Friends
- 1st: Michelle Brock
- 2nd: Anna Vanderkooy
- 1st: Dave Sills
- 2nd: Tom McCabe
- 3rd: Danielle Kilgour-Hack
Junior- 18 Years and Under Best Overall Photo
- Tyler Kasza (Category: Favourite Tree)
Urban Forest Friends
- 1st: Kayla Pryce
- 2nd: Chelsea Naclia
- 3rd: Troy Melody
- 1st: Tyler Kasza
- 2nd: Kayla Pryce
- 3rd: Mercedes Jackson
- Honourable Mention: Danielle Marance
Junior and adult contest winning photos: