Trees, Bees and Communities

1. Community Orchard: The first ever Community Orchard, in North Bay. 10 apple and 10 plum trees, hardy to our Northern climate, were planted May 12th in Thomson Park. This was a collaborative effort of partners including CGB, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, Trees 4 Nipissing, North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority, City of North Bay, Living Fit Women's Club, Eagle Landscaping and Tree Service.

2. Identify unique, remarkable trees in North Bay: A photo record and story of remarkable trees in the urban city. Trees will be documented by Liz Lott, with the help of Hal Falk and Parks staff. The Community will be invited to photograph their favourite tree and tell their story on www.cleangreenbeautiful.com.

"The importance of trees cannot be emphasized enough. The number of ways we benefit from them are countless. Involving members of our community in increasing the tree canopy in North Bay is so important. It is a direct action of hope and growth. Trees are beautiful beacons of health, strength, and renewal. This new initiative is an exciting and positive community collaboration that engages, connects and inspires us - which is what we all need more than ever right now." - Liz Lott, Photographer

3. Inventory Trees: CGB will inventory the number of trees planted in 2020. The number of trees planted on public/private property in 2019 were 3,140 thanks to the City of North Bay, Garden Centres, Tree Services, NBMCA, Trees 4 Nipissing, TD Friends of Environment, Caisse Alliance, and other organizations.

4. Tree Contribution: North Bay Hydro will be funding the planting of 37 large tree species at 3 locations: NBRHC, the waterfront and the Nipissing University Student Union Student Centre.

"North Bay Hydro is pleased to offer support to such an important local initiative. Hariett and the volunteers behind North Bay Clean Green Beautiful continue to do amazing things for our community, like the success of the zero waste, litter free, offensive graffiti free campaign that began in 2019.

Through our Vegetation Management program, North Bay Hydro has planted over 500 trees since 2015 in efforts to enhance the local tree canopy and therefore we are overjoyed to participate in North Bay Clean Green Beautiful’s goal of improving the local tree canopy in 2020 by providing 37 trees to their cause.  Initiatives like this are what make this city such an amazing place to live. We look forward to seeing the results of such an incredibly dedicated group."

 Matt Payne, P. Eng., President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Bay Hydro Distribution Limited

5. Neighbourhood Challenge: Community members will be asked to plant a tree in their yard to help increase the tree cover on their property, office or school.

© Sarah McGowan, 
Trails Behind Nipissing University
© Sarah McGowan, Trails Behind Nipissing University