New trees for Tignish properties

Eric McCarthy
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TIGNISH -- The Tignish and Area Watershed Management Group is distributing free trees it recently received from the Frank J. Gaudet Tree Nursery. The group delivered seven oak and six evergreens to Tignish Bicentennial Park and three oak and three maples to the grounds of Tignish Seniors Home Co-op.

Tignish Seniors Home Co-op residents Annie DesRoches and Alyre Bernard oversee the planting of an oak tree on the home’s McLeod Lane property. The Tignish and Area Watershed Management Group received a supply of free trees from the Frank J. Gaudet Tree Nursery and redistributed some of them to the seniors home. Helping with the planting are Jamie McHugh, front left, who coordinates beautification activities in Tignish; community chair Allan McInnis and, back row, Blair Gaudet, Seniors home maintenance worker, Chavonne Gavin, watershed group coordinator and Ed Gallant, vice chair of the Watershed Group.

Tignish developing nursery

The Community of Tignish also received 700 seedlings from the nursery and has entrusted them to the Tignish Communities in Bloom Committee.

Committee chair, Ed Gallant, said the committee is developing its own nursery near the community’s lagoon and will grow the trees for use in filling in bare spots along Tignish streets. They should be ready for planting in about seven years, he said, adding that residents will be able to purchase trees for use on their properties.

Gallant said lindens, locusts and other varieties are being obtained to diversify the selection in the community.

Organizations: Tignish Communities, Bloom Committee

Geographic location: Tignish

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