The Fisher Avenue tree belt is a great informal space, well-used by people in the surrounding community. Even though the scientific value of the planting was abandoned early on, the tree belt still has heritage value as a border and a reminder of the larger shelter belt.
WHEN: Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. RAIN or SHINE
WHERE: Tour begins at Fisher and Carling Avenues.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for each individual: Click here to register.
Attendance is limited to 20 to enable physical distancing and to avoid fines by complying with government regulations on group size. (Reminder: Given the challenges of Covid-19, all attendees must wear a mask and maintain physical distances with other attendees, except members of the same household.)
Parking is available on the northbound side of Fisher, south of Carling.
Cost: Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted during the tour.
For more information: https://friendsofthefarm.ca/event/2021-fisher-avenue-tree-belt/
History of the Tree Belt: In the early 1890s, nearly 20 acres of trees were planted along the northern and western boundaries of the Farm, comprising more than 15,000 trees. The belt that ran along the north side of the Farm was cut down when Carling Avenue was expanded, and the remaining area has existed for about 130 years.