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Town of Castor – Tree Program – 2016

 

Year three for the Town of Castor tree program.

 

First, we have removed trees on two boulevards – 49th Avenue from 50th Street to 51st  Street and along 54th Avenue from 48th Street to 49th Street.

 

Secondly, we will remove stumps in areas that we removed trees last year, plus any other stumps on boulevards around town (could be as many as 40 stumps).  This should catch us up on stump removal.

 

Finally, we will dig out a reasonable amount of old soil and replace it with a good quality of black loam and plant trees that are approximately 6’ – 7’ tall.  Each boulevard will have approximately 7 trees, about 25’ to 30’ apart.  This is less than the amount of trees originally on each boulevard.  Boulevards to be planted are:  1. West side of 50th Street from 52nd Avenue to 53rd Avenue.  Will place Linden trees.  2. North side of 49th Avenue from 48th Street to 49th Street.  Will place Columnar Aspen trees.  Columnar Aspen trees will be added to the north side of Home Hardware to fill in where others have died.  We will purchase 6’ spruce to place along the north boulevard on West Park Drive where bush was removed to move a fence.

 

The tree budget for this work is approximately $15,000.00.  This will allow for unforeseen expenses and includes the machinery costs and the Town Crew’s time.  We have $5,000.00 from ATCO Electric for the 2015 removals to offset the costs this year.

 

Presented to Council – April 25, 2016

 

 

Town of Castor – Tree Program – 2015

 

Year two for the Town of Castor tree program.

 

First, we will remove trees on two boulevards – 49th Avenue from 45th Street to 48th Street and from 49th Street to 50th Street.

 

Secondly, we will remove stumps in areas that we removed trees last year, plus any other stumps on boulevards around town (could be as many as 40 stumps).  This should catch us up on stump removal.

 

Finally, we will dig out a reasonable amount of old soil and replace it with a good quality of black loam and plant trees that are approximately 6’ – 7’ tall.

 

Each boulevard will have approximately 7 trees, about 25’ to 30’ apart.  This is less than the amount of trees originally on each boulevard.

 

Boulevards to be planted are:

1. West side of 50th Street from 51st Avenue to 52nd Avenue.  Will place Linden trees.

2. West side of 50th Street from 55th Avenue to 56th Avenue.  Will place American Elm trees.

 

The tree budget for this work is approximately $15,000.00.  This will allow for unforeseen expenses and includes the machinery costs and the Town Crew’s time.

 

One more suggestion would be that we dedicate each tree planted, starting with people who served as Town Councillors in the past.

 

Presented to Council – February 23, 2015

 

 

 

American Elm