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Mississippi Mills Arbour Week

Mississippi Mills Arbour Week

April 22 to 26th

Rekindle Your Love of Trees Replant Our Local Forests and Public/Private Spaces

Brisk sales, over many years, of both deciduous and coniferous trees during Arbour Week indicate that Mississippians have been faithfully planting young trees. This wonderful trend is more pressing now than ever since within the next 5 years we are going to lose most if not all our ash trees to the Emerald Ash Borer.

The Beautification Committee of Mississippi Mills is offering a challenge to residents to increase our planting efforts leading up to Canada’s 150 birthday in July 2017.

This gives us 4 planting seasons. We are setting our target at 2,000 trees per year.

For information about a variety of Mississippi Mills walks and talks you can participate in contact .

Tree Champion Award

Saturday, April 26, 2 pm, Appleton Bay Park.

Join in the celebration as Alison Ball, Tree Champion of 2014, plants a tree with a fancy shovel. This will be followed by a Tree Walk with Rob Cretien and an opportunity to learn about the Appleton Wetlands and the Shoreline Cleanup.

 Tree Walks & Talks

Tuesday, April 22 – Blakeney, 6:30 pm – Mini walk with Ed Lawrence followed by tree film night at Cornelius Berg’s house (194 Blakeney Rd).  Meet us at the Blakeney mailboxes at 6:30 sharp.

Thursday, April 24 – Clayton, 10 am. Start behind the Clayton Community Centre and continue on a loop across properties belonging to Pat and Peter Laurich, Guido and Tanya Patrice, Sylvia Sirrett, Cliff and Lynda Bennett, and Jo Sutton.

Friday, April 25, Pakenham, 6:30 pm on the Martin farm at the end of Comba Lane.

Saturday, April 26, Appleton, 2 pm with Rob Cretien. Meet at the Appleton Bay Park.

Sunday, April 27, 2 pm, Almonte, Strathburn Trail, with Ron Ayling. Meet at Strathburn and Malcolm St.

 Tree Talk & Bike Ride

Sunday, April 27, 9:30 am. Meet Jeff Mills, Ed Lawrence and Neil Carleton at the Palms, Mill St., Almonte for a fun-filled, info-filled

easy tour.

 Tree Talk Dr. Ian Nadar

Wednesday, April 23, 7 pm Almonte Old Town Hall

“Little Green Monster” or “What to do about the Emerald Ash Borer?” Dr. Nadar has many years experience in urban forestry in the areas of pest and disease control. He was head of the Dutch Elm Disease control program for the National Capital Commission for more than 25 years. He was the Manager of Parks & Forestry for the city of Rochester, New York for almost 10 years. His work there included oversight of 135 parks and more than 200,000 street trees. Rochester has one of the best city forestry divisions, receiving the “Tree City USA” award.

 Pitch In – April 22-27

Let’s get ready for spring by picking up garbage along rural roads, town streets & in Mississippi Mills parks. PITCH-IN can be done on your own anytime during the week of April 22-27th or join us downtown Almonte, Saturday, April 26th

9:00 am-Noon.

PITCH-IN bags available at Nicholson’s Sundries, Pakenham, Clayton General Store, Appleton Mail Boxes, Baker Bob’s, the Recreation and Culture office at Almonte’s Old Town Hall

2014 Tree Sales

“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is today.”

Big Trees

Mississippi Mills Chamber of Commerse Pick-up your trees on Sat. April 26 at the municipal office, 9 am – noon.

Visit for a catalog of beautiful, nursery grown trees – flowering, shade and fruit. You’ll even find planting tips!

Order by April 18 online at or phone Kathryn at 256-7886.

Little Trees

Mississippi Mills Beautification Committee 3 and 4 yr old transplants – Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Spruce and 2 yr Eastern White Cedar for $3 and 4 yr White Pine $4

To order please call Bonnie Hawkins, 256-1077 by April 18.

Rain Barrel Sale

Neighbourhood Tomato Community Gardens are selling 220 litre rain barrels for $55. Order at and pick up at the municipal office on April 26.

For further information contact, Tiffany MacLaren, Town of Mississippi Mills Community Economic & Cultural Coordinator .

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