A plea to CP Rail to spare the Pine Street Community Garden
On the way to work this morning (August 15), I visited the Pine Street Community Garden. It's still standing, but for how long?
I found this sign hanging from a tree in the Pine Street garden, near Burrard Street. It begs the railway company to spare the tree, at least until November, so its fruit may be harvested.
CP's latest letter to residents states:
The next step in returning the rail line along the Arbutus Corridor to operating standards has already begun. CP employees and contractors are making their way along the corridor identifying needed track improvements and removing items which still remain on our property. We are testing crossing signals, and assessing pedestrian and vehicle crossings to understand where, if any, maintenance is required. We will also be replacing tracks and ties where necessary. Heavy machines are used for some of this work and we ask you use the same caution as around a construction site.
Gardeners won't be pleased to hear that CP plans on spraying pesticides to "prevent the re-growth of more stubborn weeds". According to the letter, CP plans to continue tearing up gardens through September.