The Village of New Maryland was the successful recipient of a Treemendous Communities grant from Tree Canada, made possible by UPS and their generous funding and volunteer contributions.
Grant funds in the amount of $10,000 were used to purchase 73 trees to beautify various local streets and Village-owned properties throughout the community. The project includes the planting of 12 varieties of tree species such as Oak, Maples, Pine and Butternut, to name a few.
The many benefits to urban reforestation include improved air quality; restoration of wildlife habitat; better storm water management; traffic calming, and enhanced aesthetics of neighborhoods and public gathering places.
On June 15th & 16th Village staff planted trees within the limits of the 20-metre-wide municipal street right-of way at selected locations along Sandcherry Street, Jasmine Court, Kimberley Lane, Lynda Lane and Stonehurst Avenue. The trees have species information cards attached.
We sincerely thank Tree Canada and UPS for the opportunity to work together in pursuing a greener and healthier living environment for our citizens.
The Village of New Maryland is also the successful recipient of funding support from the Government of New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund. With this funding 16 trees will be planted along Village streets at selected locations. The species being planted this fall include Gikgo, Linden, Serviceberry and Maple trees varieties.