Mitchell Park Community Tree Planting April 21 & 22 - (in celebration of Earth Day)
Every year, the City of Pitt Meadows Parks team plants new trees in various locations. This year, 43+ trees were planted in our Parks and boulevards. To celebrate Earth Day, Parks staff invited the community to join them in planting 15 trees at Mitchell Park.
Why Mitchell Park? Pitt Meadows urban forests play an important role in contributing to both human and environmental health and well-being. Mitchell Park is a 7-acre, lightly treed neighbourhood park that provides close-to-home recreational opportunities for nearby residents. The landscape sits on a flood plain and for many months out of the year, the grass areas can become unusable due to the poor drainage and wet ground conditions. Over time, the new trees will help increase our urban canopy cover and improve drainage.
A special thank you to community participants that came out to celebrate Earth Day with our Parks team and plant new trees on April 21 and 22!