The Assiniboine Park Forest
The Assiniboine Park Conservancy is committed to maintaining a vibrant urban forest in Assiniboine Park while ensuring the ongoing revitalization of Park amenities that are critical to the more than four million visitors that enjoy the Park every year. This includes ongoing monitoring of overall forest health, the removal of invasive species as needed and new plantings throughout the nearly 300-acre park. Here's a few of the steps we're taking to ensure future generations can experience all of the benefits of the forest within the Park enjoyed by today’s visitors.
•More than 3,000 trees, largely spruce and a number of species to represent the northern Manitoba landscape were planted in the Journey to Churchill exhibit within the Assiniboine Park Zoo.
•New plantings in the Park are diversified with multiple tree species and cultivars, ensuring a more healthy and sustainable mixture of trees into the future.
•The Riparian Forest Restoration project continues with the re-vegetation of plant materials, giving the natural process of regeneration a helping hand and reducing the time required for the return to a mature and healthy ecosystem.
•Shade trees of various species have been strategically planted within the Zoo to provide shade and desirable microclimates within animal exhibits and in public areas.