Spring compensation tree planting is in full swing
Metrolinx is setting the foundations for GO Expansion by working to make the region greener.
May 20, 2021
Spring has sprung and Metrolinx’s partnerships with conservation authorities across the region are blooming again too.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has been instrumental in helping Metrolinx ensure that compensation for the trees and vegetation that will be cleared to make room for expanding GO Train service exceeds standard requirements.
Just last week, Metrolinx News took a detailed look at what goes into planning tree planting sites, and now GTHA residents can see how this strategy comes to life.
Spring planting season is underway and Metrolinx is bringing you along for a sneak peak of the great work TRCA is doing on behalf of the regional transit agency.
At TRCA lands located at Brock Road North & Hwy. 7 in Pickering, the conservation agency is planting 564 trees and 1,800 shrubs.
Cold Creek Conservation Area located in King Township will see 1,800 new trees and 4,560 shrubs added as part of this project.
And King’s Park in Mississauga has seen 115 trees added to its flora, including White Cedar, Tamarack, Red Maple, and Silver Maple.
All of this work builds on the planting of more than 22,100 native trees and shrubs Metrolinx funded and coordinated in 2020 through partnerships with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA), Conservation Halton and TRCA.
Metrolinx will continue to provide updates as work continues with other conservation authorities across the region in preparation for the largest transit expansion in Canadian history.
For more information on Metrolinx’s vegetation compensation program, please visit Metrolinx.com/vegetation.
by Robert Pasiak Metrolinx senior advisor, Communications and Community Relations