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.
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!