Project

The trees of King George Park

A new cycle, a new life

Context

Many of the trees in King George Park have exceeded their natural life span and have been irreversibly damaged by invasive insects. These trees are dead and constitute a real safety problem for users.

The city has developed a 5-year action plan to ensure that a new life cycle takes root in King George Park.

“Whether human or tree, sometimes we have to say goodbye to an old friend
and reach out to a new one. It's the cycle of life.”

The Park Canopy

401 standing trees including locust trees on Murray Avenue

  • 133 Black Locust
  • 67 Norway Maples
  • 28 Oak Trees
  • 173 Trees of Various Species

Planned interventions

  • 89 trees to be felled
  • 137 trees to secure (pruning and bracing)
  • 180 trees to be planted

Interactive map

Directional felling
Removal of a tree by severing the trunk transversely from the ground.

Directional felling
Felling performed by sectioning the treetop and trunk allowing control of the direction and time of fall of the sections.

Pruning
Reduction or removal of branches, twigs, shoots or roots.

Cabling
Installation of a cable to reinforce the structure of a tree.

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