Work gets underway on Memory Grove

Community project will see 30 heritage trees planted in Fort Langley’s Salmon River Natural Area

Members of the First Fort Langley Scout Group planted riparian shrubs at Memory Grove in Fort Langley on April 28. Submitted photo by Kirsti Kuiper

The planting of 30 new heritage trees, that are meant to be enjoyed by generations to come over the next 100 years, is well underway.

On Friday, April 27, contractor Heidelberg Landscaping began installing the first Horse Chestnuts, Red Horse Chestnuts, Grand Firs and Western Red Cedars that will make up Memory Grove in Fort Langley.

And on the following day, members of the First Fort Langley Scout Group planted riparian shrubs, including Red Twig Dogwood, Twinberry, White Snowberry and Evergreen Huckleberry.

READ MORE: Heritage grove to be planted near Bedford Landing

Memory Grove is a $40,000 community project to plant trees in the Salmon River Natural Area, next to Bedford Landing, as a continuation of a tree planting legacy started nearly a century ago by Dr. Benjamin Marr.

In total, three horse chestnuts, 14 red horse chestnuts, 11 grand firs and two western red cedars are being planted. Each tree is sponsored by individuals and businesses in the community, including one horse chestnut and one western red cedar that were auctioned off for $5,000 and $4,000, respectively, at the Memory Grove Gala on April 19.

More than $16,000 was raised at the gala, which will go towards the cost of planting the trees and installing a small seating plaza.

The project is expected to be completed this month.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Members of the First Fort Langley Scout Group planted riparian shrubs at Memory Grove in Fort Langley on April 28. Submitted photo by Kirsti Kuiper

Trees being installed at Memory Grove. Submitted photo

Just Posted

Bertrand Creek Environmental Society responds to ‘Aldergrove Town Centre’ proposal

Society member Andrew Sigalet says the Janda Group’s plan is ‘the best proposal’ he’s seen to date

Langley’s supportive housing dubbed Creek Stone Place

The project is set to open this spring to house 49 homeless people.

Nominations open for Langley-Aldergrove Conservative race

Longtime MP Mark Warawa is stepping down at the Conservative candidate.

Langley developer’s appeal of extradition denied – faces fraud charge

The Court of Appeal has denied Mark Chandler’s attempt to avoid extradition to California.

VIDEO: RCMP ask kids to help name soon-to-be police dogs

13 German shepherd puppies will be born this year

New concussion guidelines launched for Canada’s Olympians, Paralympians

The guidelines will be in effect at this summer’s Pan American, Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru

Accused Surrey transit cop shooter’s bail hearing set for April

Daon Gordon Glasgow, 35, is accused of shooting Transit Police Constable Josh Harms, 27

Alphonso Davies doubtful for Canada game against French Guiana in Vancouver

Canada will be without injured captain Scott Arfield and veteran Will Johnson

Watchdog called after man who yelled racial slurs at B.C. vigil hurt during arrest

BC RCMP say man was ‘acting suspiciously’ at prayer vigil for victims of New Zealand mosque shootings

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh steps into the House of Commons, making history

Burnaby South MP becomes first visible minority to lead a federal party in the House of Commons

Chilliwack grad says modest dress codes don’t protect girls from assault

Sardis alumni was ‘catcalled, harassed, and groped by my male classmates’ despite modest clothing

One of the biggest cow shows in Canada is coming back to the ‘Wack

Prize money of $240,000 is on offer at the spring Holstein show Friday at Chilliwack Heritage Park

Most Read