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Replanting underway on Carden

Work on schedule.
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The freeman maples were going in on Carden Street Monday.

The tree pits are suctioned, the vertical sump pumps are installed, and the hardy maple trees are being planted along Carden Street in downtown Guelph.

Work to remedy a dead tree problem began last Monday, and the planting work began this Monday, right on schedule.

Last week, Timea Filer, the city’s urban forestry field technologist, explained that eleven new maples would be planted to replaced those that had been planted in recent years, but which died after their roots were saturated with water.

To remedy the problem, a crew suctioned out the planting pits, installed a basic sump system in each pit, and replanted. The work caused an intermittent reduction in available parking spaces along Carden Street in front of Guelph City Hall.

The fully leafed freeman maples, each appearing to be about four meters tall, were going in Monday morning. 


Rob O'Flanagan

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Rob O’Flanagan has been a newspaper reporter, photojournalist and columnist for over twenty years. He has won numerous Ontario Newspaper Awards and a National Newspaper Award.
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