Donations Bring More Greenery to Low Level Road

Written by Corporate Affairs
on Dec 3 2015

The City of North Vancouver has received several trees through donations from its waterfront industry neighbours.

Two City planting areas have been enhanced with 50 new Douglas-fir trees from Cargill and Neptune Terminals to add to the landscaping along Low Level Road above the industrial waterfront area. The new trees have been planted next to the Spirit Trail Pedestrian Bridge.

City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto; Gerry Dickie, General Manager and Jean Boily, Superintendent, from Cargill AgHorizons; and Neptune Terminals’ President, Jim Belsheim and Ron Sander, Vice President, Major Projects, Environment and Community from Neptune Terminals, planted a new tree today to commemorate the reforestation of the area.

“I thank our two industry partners for their generous donations to help restore the natural habit surrounding the now complete Low Level Road,” says Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “Trees are an important part of our sustainable community and help to make the City of North Vancouver the beautiful place we love to live in while improving the natural ecosystem.”

Neptune Terminals and Cargill each donated $10,000 towards the purchase, installation and establishment of the trees. The trees have been planted in two areas adjacent to the Low Level Road and the Spirit Trail in Moodyville Park. They vary in size from one metre to 3.5 metres.

“Neptune is committed to the North Shore,” says Jim Belsheim, President and CEO of Neptune Terminals. “We believe in the importance of investing in our local community to make it a better place for all of us to live, work and play.”

“Whether it’s supporting community organizations or planting trees along Spirit Trail, Cargill is committed to helping North Vancouver thrive,” says Jean Boily, Superintendent, Cargill AgHorizons. “We are proud to call the North Shore home and to be able to contribute to improving the natural habitat.”

The trees will enhance the natural scenery and landscape of the area, serve as barriers, restore greenery lost during the construction of the Low Level Road, and ensure the City remains one of the greenest municipalities in the region.