The Friends of McNabs Island wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the 22 volunteer professional arborists from the ISA - Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture for donating over $10,500 worth of inkind labour on McNabs Island Saturday, March 24th.
These volunteers, both private and commercial arborists, were led by Stan Kochanoff of Falmouth, and came from all over the maritimes, including three from New Brunswick (Sackville, Fredericton, and Saint John),
one from PEI, and the rest were from Nova Scotia, including Annapolis Valley, Pictou and the HRM area. What a turn out!
The amount of work accomplished by these arborists was incredible. Not only did they prune the exotic trees planted in the late 1800's near the former teahouse, they also tackled the old growth, took down some of the dead trees and cleaned up the dead fall left by hurricane Juan.
As well, because of the large number of arborists, they were able to prune and cleanup the large linden trees (many were 5 stories high) and a Camper Down Elm by the Conrad House near Ives Cove. They also cleaned up the site of the former A J Davis Soda Pop Factory near the teahouse so that it is clearly visible when
Those planning on attending our annual beach cleanup Sunday, June 3rd, will be able to see the results of this great day on McNabs. It should also be mentioned that members of the Friends of McNabs Island Society, as usual, stepped up to provide assistance to the arborists. Thanks to them as well.
Friends of McNabs Island Society