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Monday, September 26, 2022
Niagara Parks to plant 150 saplings to replace 30 dead trees
Crews cut down dead oak trees on Niagara Parks land near Paradise Grove. (Evan Saunders)

The Niagara Parks Commission will plant 150 new trees along the Parkway in Niagara-on-the-Lake after taking down 30 dead oak trees that were a potential safety hazard.

The dead trees were cut down last week near the road and riverside walking trail at Paradise Grove.

The new trees, including white, bur and red oak, will be planted in the fall.

This $10,000 cost of the project is covered by a donation from Miller Waste Systems.

“It’s these forest management processes that we go through to ensure that we can keep a healthy urban forest,” said Steve Barnhart, Niagara Park’s senior director of planning, environment and culture.

Soil testing will soon begin on the dead trees in an effort to find out why they died, he said.