Tree Planting Projects
As part of their mission to improve the local environment, HIEA regularly invests in greenbelting projects. Greenbelting involves strategically planting specific types of trees to reduce wind-blown particles. An added benefit is that planting trees beautifies neighbourhoods.
In 2002, the Committee was approached by representatives of the Heritage Tree Project for funding support in their efforts to harvest seeds from rare, existing heritage trees, propagate and plant these trees in and around the Hamilton Harbour. The project saw approximately 1,000 oak seedlings started at the Royal Botanical Gardens greenhouse. Many of these seedlings have now been planted at locations around Hamilton Harbour.
Other HIEA greenbelting projects include:
A truck load of trees arrives for planting.
Planting trees at North/ Central Park.
Planting trees on Division Street.