Our Community Tree Planning Program is designed to beautify and naturalize commercial and industrial land, and highway corridors through the best kind of collaboration between government, corporate, community and the public. Our company was created in response to the highly successful public-private community based landscaping project called Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program.
In 2006, the VMPCP idea originated from Ron Koudy, a London-based architect, when Airport Road was renamed to Veterans Memorial Parkway. This living guard was built to honour Canadian veterans began in 2011 and stretches 10 km along this major access route into London, Ontario from highway 401 to Oxford St. It serves as a model for beautification and naturalization of commercial and industrial land, and highway corridors through the best kind of collaboration between government, corporate, community and the public. A key benefit to the VMPCP is the aesthetic impression that it makes on those coming into the city of London.
Facts about VMPCP
- 2005 – Airport Road renamed Veterans Memorial Parkway
- 2006 – London city council approve VMP enhancement plan
- 2007 – there was a halt to the project due to lack of city funding
- 2010 – development begins with a stone feature, entrance flag and some tree plantings
- 2011 – funding ran out for the project for the VMP which led to Public/Private partnerships
- Tree species include: Colorado Spruce, Red Maple, Autumn Blaze Maple, Redmond Linden, Paper Birch, Serviceberry