Metrolinx has been helping to keep Burlington green with an aggressive planting program this fall.
The government agency that manages transit in Ontario, including GO Transit, has planted more than 1,500 native trees and shrubs in the Bronte Creek Watershed.
Specifically, Metrolinx funded the planting of 546 trees and 1,000 shrubs off Walkers Line by Conservation Halton. This priority planting area is part of Halton Region’s Natural Heritage System located in the greenbelt.
Metrolinx says all of this work is to ensure the transit agency’s efforts to replace trees removed during construction and reaches above and beyond regulatory requirements.
Officials with the transit agency say it relies heavily on the expertise of conservation authorities when it comes to selecting the most suitable habitats and ensuring that work is planned and performed with long-term sustainability goals in mind.
The goal is to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs in the future in preparation for GO expansion plans.