When it comes to tree-planting, Sandbanks Provincial Park goes all out.
But did you know this Prince Edward County provincial park rescues trees, too?
The park uses an arsenal of traps, invisible fences, GPS and companion trees to target diseases and insects that attack Ontario trees.
Continue reading Sandbanks saves trees
Welcome to our “Considerate Camper” series. These are posts with tips and reminders on how to keep our provincial parks clean and healthy. Already know how it’s done? Please share these posts along for less-experienced campers 🙂
We’re taking a leaf out of the Lorax’s book and speaking for the trees today!
When maintaining our campgrounds, we often notice marks in our trees. Many are from axes and nails, and plenty of trees have names, shapes and initials carved across their bark.
Did you know these holes and gouges risk the tree’s health and may result in its destruction?
Continue reading Considerate Camper: Keep our trees healthy
Nothing says Canada like a maple leaf. That’s why Sandbanks Provincial Park planted 150 Sugar Maples this spring.
And those maples are part of a bigger plan. Over the past ten years, this Picton-area park has planted a whopping 100,000 trees! This year alone, Sandbanks “grew” by 36,000 trees.
Continue reading Trees for tomorrow at Sandbanks
Spring invigorates us, renews us, and makes us optimistic. Leaves sprout, flowers bloom, and birds sing. Winter is gone (mostly), and we can look forward to warmer sunny days.
We get excited about spring because of colour too. Green leaves mean summer is just around the corner.
If we look a bit closer though, we’ll see that there’s more than just green in the forest…
Continue reading What makes spring so green?
Ever wonder what kind of trees are in Ontario Parks? The Ontario Tree Atlas will tell you. Sixty-seven (67) native trees are listed along with an Ontario map which shows where the trees grow. Photos of all the trees plus descriptions on each are also included.
Continue reading Falling for Ontario’s native trees