We’re lucky to have an abundance of mature trees in Mississauga, Oakville and Etobicoke as they provide a beautiful backdrop for our neighbourhoods. And there are some interesting facts about these trees of ours.

Rattray Marsh in the Clarkson area of Mississauga used to be known as a Masting Lot. The tall white pines that grew there were cut down and used to make masts for the British Navy.

In Oakville a mighty white oak located on Bronte Road north of the Queen Elizabeth Way was officially declared a heritage tree. The tree, estimated to be over 250 years old, started its life before the settlement of Oakville was founded and long before Sir. John A MacDonald was born!

Etobicoke takes its name from the native Mississaugan word wah-do-be-kang (wadoopikaang) meaning “the place where the alders grow”.

Our world is filled with so many amazing trees. Take a look!