Saturday, October 20, 2007

St. Clair Ravine Planting

Planting a grassy slope in St. Clair Ravine Park

I attended a planting this morning in St. Clair Ravine Park. Sponsored by Friends of the Don East, its purpose was to extend the forest along a grass covered slope. The parks people approved this location because kids toboggan on this slope and there is a fence covered culvert across the path at the bottom of the slope which they could crash into. The planting here might prevent that. The neighbours at the top of the hill were a little non-plussed. They seemed chagrined that they might lose their view. In about 10 years or so, they'll appreciate the additional privacy.

I didn't actually plant anything. I spent the entire time filling mulch buckets. We got rid of an entire mulch pile which is quite an accomplishment.

FODE's rival group, the Taylor Massey Project will be hosting a planting in the same park, just a little east of here, next Saturday, Oct. 27.

All the plants in the ground, Choke Cherry, Trembling Aspen, and Staghorn Sumac.


Anonymous said...

Just think what could be accomplished if these two groups (FODE & Taylor-Massey) could get along with each other...

Donwatcher said...

Sounds like a poor version of city council. FODE has certainly made overtures but has been rebuffed due to un-meetable demands by certain parties at TMP.