There is so much to be thankful for at Crieff Hills.
This year Crieff Hills gratefully received a grant from TD Friends of the Environment to plant over 100 native plants on the property. Our thanks to those who helped with the planting and special thanks to Marion Robertson for organizing the tree planting with her family shown above (from left to right, Rick, David, Sara and Marion).
Plantings on the property this fall include bur oak, Kentucky coffee, mountain ash, disease resistant white elm, black cherry, choke cherry, serviceberry, nannyberry, northern hackberry, Ohio buckeye, alternate leaf dogwood, gray dogwood, mulberry, pipevine and witch hazel.
Native species have been planted around the amphitheatre area near the pollinator area, as well as at the edge of the field around the Pines and along the laneway by the picnic shelter (where invasive buckthorn had been removed last year).
Our youngest volunteer is shown planting a tree last Saturday in the photo below - 16 months is not too young to wield a shovel!