Join us for a Tree Planting & Plant Sale

The Bur Oak Tree we are planting in commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee arrived last week.  It was donated by the Ontario Horticultural Association and the Parry Sound and District Horticultural Society, who decided it should be planted in the Tower Hill Garden as part of our efforts.

As you can see from the size of the pot, it is a pretty hefty specimen, so we decided we should do the actual planting in advance of the ceremony. A bit much to ask our of our MPP and Mayor but not too much for “women with shovels”! The site selected was perfect; they hit bedrock at exactly the right depth, we wrestled it out of its pot and into the hole and it stood up straight and proud without too much juggling.

We tickled and released the roots since it was a container tree and filled the whole with a “little” help!

Tomorrow we’ll stake it and dress it up with a ribbon for the official planting at 2:30 pm on Saturday during the Doors Open event on Tower Hill.  We will also be having a plant sale starting at 10:00 am.

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