Pics – Beautification Planters & Oaks

As we get things ready for our rural greenbelt communities to decide ‘Beautification & Heritage’ priorities we continue to get the ‘groundwork’ in place!

Planters

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Here are some pictures of Friday & Saturday’s activities – the 19 planters which the City of Nanaimo has kindly donated, now sitting in the back parking lot of the Wheat Sheaf pub in ‘downtown’ Cedar; and the 122 rare Garry Oak native trees a local farmer has donated – temporarily ‘re-farmed’, sitting in rich soil awaiting new homes.

*All will go to Cedar, Yellowpoint, Cassidy & South Wellington neighbourhoods …with decisions on locations, benches, artworks and next steps to begin at our April 22nd meeting and get-together (@ the Cedar Heritage Centre, 7pm)DSCF5013

*But shhhh, don’t tell, actually half of the Garry Oaks will be re-donated to NALT’s very fine and local native plant nursery where everyone is welcome to pick up the finest homegrown and relocated native ‘rescue’ plants. (Nanaimo & Area Land Trust, Natural Abundance Native Plant Nursery, 3145 Frost Road, plants@nalt.bc.ca, http://www.nalt.bc.ca/)