New trees to be planted in Welland

An area along Kingsway in Welland that saw the removal of approximately 250 trees due to Emerald Ash Borer will begin a rejuvenation of its tree canopy thanks to a $10,000 grant from Tree Canada and the LCBO’s Spirit of Sustainability initiative. The grant allows the City of Welland to plant 20 native tree species along the canal, primarily in the location of Kingsway and Glenwood Parkway. City staff plant 300 to 350 trees annually to beautify residential and park spaces as part of the City’s canopy replacement strategy. The City is looking for five to 10 volunteers to join Tree Canada and the City as they plant and mulch the new trees. The City will supply all volunteers with shovels, gloves, and other necessary equipment. Planting will occur this Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact