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Jul. 10, 2020 | Friday
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Letter: NOTL should take lead on planting trees

Dear editor:

How many trees is Niagara-on-the-Lake willing to commit to as our contribution toward the national/global tree-planting goal?

If we are serious, we could challenge other cities and towns across Canada to meet or beat us.

We have won awards for our efforts in Communities in Blooms. Now, how about trees?

A few things that need to be considered:

* What is the right mix of trees for our climate?

* Is there a recommenced planting pattern for a mix of trees?

* Could we use the old Department of National Defence land as a tree park, allowing for memorial trees as well as trees planted by local schools and service clubs?

* Fill in more public areas with enough trees to eliminate or reduce the need for seasonal grass cutting. This would be a win-win.

The time is right for NOTL to lead the way.

Are the lord mayor and council willing to take this on?

Mike Henry