Director of horticulture Paul Zammit was in the garden today surveying the damage from the recent ice storm that hit Toronto. Here are his notes:
One of the beehives is spared from a falling limb of the nearby Japanese Pagodatree, Styphnolobium japonicum (aka Sophora japonica). A nearby young redbud, Cercis canadensis, braced the falling branch. The branch has since been removed.
The Japanese Pagodatree, Styphnolobium japonicum (Sophora japonica) lost a number of large branches and will require some careful, skilled and expensive pruning.
Awaiting an arborist to access the damage to some other trees to determine if the trees can be saved once the damaged limbs are removed.
More branches down in the woodland walk.
Some of the large willows we have admired in Edwards Gardens have not fared so well.
Despite the damage there are many picturesque moments throughout. Please use caution when walking through the gardens and park.