With the return of the rain, an autumn tree-planting project has been completed within Macdonald Wood Park in Comox.
The purpose of the planting was to augment biodiversity within the park and replace trees that had succumbed to root rot and blow-down. In areas where the grand fir had been attacked by root rot, western red cedar and western hemlock were planted to replace the dead trees.
Along the edges of the forest bordering Croteau Road, Pacific dogwood, our provincial flower, and arbutus were planted. These will add some interest and beauty to the forest edge in years to come.
The Macdonald Wood Park Society sponsored the purchase of the young trees, with the Town’s park crew doing the bulk of the heavy planting work.
The society thanks its partners in this endeavour, the Town of Comox and Streamside Native Plants. The assistance of members of the Comox Valley Naturalists Society was also appreciated.
In another ongoing project, the Macdonald Wood Park Society has again sponsored summertime crews to remove invasive plants within the wood. The society continues to monitor and steward this valuable addition to Comox’s and the Valley’s park system.
New members are always welcome. E-mail MWPS@shaw.ca.
— Macdonald Wood Park Society