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Maintaining Our Living Memorials: Veterans Way Ash Trees Project

Monday, 09 January 2023 12:48

IMG 1824The Ferguson Forest Centre Veterans Way Memorial Park and Veterans Way lane are special sites of remembrance and reflection that were created to honour all those who served, and continue to serve, in the Canadian, British and United States of America Armed Forces. Along Veterans Way, you will notice bronze memorial tree plaques honouring and remembering individuals who have served. These trees provide a beautiful, peaceful living memorial framing this quiet lane.

Over the past few weeks, the FFC has begun a major project to remove and replace a large number of dead ash trees along Veterans Way. The ash borer insect that killed ash trees across the province, hit Veterans Way particularly hard as well. Many of them were memorial trees with veteran’s plaques. The trees have now been cut and removed. In the spring, their stumps will also be removed and replacement trees will be planted. Memorial plaques will either remain in place under the new trees, or be moved to other locations along Veterans Way. This work will allow us to preserve Veterans Way as a tranquil and fitting memorial of our veterans for many years to come.

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