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40 Years of Tree Growth Bastion Sq.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:08 AM
Centennial Sq which was built on a deconstructed block of the downtown had many trees planted onsite that were transplanted from Beacon Hill Park.
The trees that were transplanted were very large mature trees.The trees and their root balls were dug up and put on a large truck and driven to the square where they were planted.
Bastion Sq had trees planted there as well but they were not transplants.
In the following photos you can see how much one tree has grown in about 40 Years.
Without trees the City would look much different .
Ill see if I can dig up some more photos with changes in Trees over the years.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:19 AM
Things we do now will be viewed differently twenty, thirty years from now. In 2040 we'll look back at the Northern Junk buildings and say "wow, how nice it was to make use of that property"
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:33 AM
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:36 AM
Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:40 PM
Neat, didn't know a tree could grow that large in 40 years.
Trees can grow much larger than that in 40 years, it depends on the type of tree. Many fast growing trees are shortlived though, this is a problem with the new trees that were planted at Vic High as a replacement for the memorial trees that were knocked down. The new trees have a 40-50 year lifespan.
Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:15 PM
Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:44 AM
Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:58 AM
As to conifers, I think they are good choices for this region if you choose so of our native varieties - Doug Firs are ones I would support planting a lot more of. They remain green all year, grow fast and have long lifespans.
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