Seeing the picture of the heritage orchard accompanying Joan Chianello's column in the print version of the July 14 paper made me wonder what happened after the Ministry of the Environment proposed to put conditions on its Certificate of Property Use. Given the unknown content of the landfill where this orchard would be planted, MOE proposed to require that they be put in planters.
In a comment in October 2012, the Greenspace Alliance suggested that fruit trees in planters would have little chance of long term success. We suggested that an alternative would be to dig out the soil to about five feet.
I wish OSEG or the City would explain.
Co-chair, Greenspace Alliance of Canada's Capital