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Replicating forest floor helps trees thrive along busy downtown Toronto street

Trees given ample room to grow

August 30, 2022  By Turf & Rec

Trees are thriving along a busy downtown Toronto street where they’ve been given ample space to grow. A local arborist says the key is to allow individual trees to have about 30 cubic metres of soil in which to grow in a healthy manner. A forest floor setting is replicated with perennial plants, flowers and mulch. Low fencing also prevents pedestrians, cyclists and dogs from venturing onto the soil.


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