TREE CARE TEAM PROJECTS
The Tree Care team spends a large portion of their time installing tree wells around Surrey on the city's shade trees. Tree wells improve the heath of the tree by helping the roots retain moisture and protecting the trunks from being damaged by mowers.
Blackie Spit Park Tree Planting
The Tree Care Team panted 9 trees in total in the Cresent Beach area, which is a harsh environment that was in need of a few more stand alone shade trees.
Green Timbers Garry Oak Watering
Green Timbers Urban Forest is home to a very unique meadow ecosystem of Garry Oak trees. These are an endangered species that are normally only found in certain environments on Vancouver Island. The Garry Oaks need special attention in order to survive in a habitat they are not normally found. The Tree Care Team helps out by watering them twice a week.
Shade Tree Maintenance Projects
The Tree Care Team has worked on a few projects removing invasive species that are overtaking and crawling up important shade trees in parks. John Thompson Park, South Surrey Athletic Park and Dominion Park are projects that involved removing blackberry from the base of shade trees.
John Thompson Park
South Surrey Athletic Park
Street Tree Ivy Removal
Neighbourhood Tree Care Parties
At these events, volunteers worked together with their neighbours to help maintain City street trees.