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New trees planted in Courtenay Airpark lagoon area

The Courtenay Airpark is a little greener thanks to some volunteers and City of Courtenay workers.

Comox Valley Nature members and City of Courtenay parks staff planted approximately 65 trees in the Courtenay Airpark lagoon area Thursday.

The event was made possible thanks to a BC Hydro Regreening Grant in collaboration with Tree Canada.

Mike Kearns, the City of Courtenay’s manager of parks maintenance, said that the weather was not ideal Thursday for crews and volunteers, but it was great for the trees.

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“Fall is our main planting season for the year, with the damp soil and cooler temperatures supporting the establishment of healthy root systems,” said Kearns. “The rain will give these trees a nice head start in their new habitat. We’re really grateful to the volunteers and project partners for supporting this project. I’d also like to acknowledge the staff involved with the project for their hard work and dedication.”

Mulch for the project was provided by Grow Tree Care.

The City of Courtenay and Comox Valley Nature will team up for ongoing tree care and invasive species control in the area.

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