Alongside 50 volunteers from PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Toronto Zoo, Acorn Developments participated in a silage program at their future development site in Stouffville. In an effort to contribute to the Toronto Zoo’s animal food supply, the team harvested the site’s apples trees for “food and furniture” by trimming all the branches and leaves to create food. The leaves collected is stored to ferment in large barrels and will be used for gorilla food . The Toronto Zoo will be able to use the material from the large trunk for furniture and as objects for birds of prey to chew on.
On June 27th, it was the Acorn staff’s turn to help in the harvesting. No doubt it was a scorching hot day, but everyone had a fantastic and productive time outdoors.
In total, the teams produced 4,433 kilograms of silage from the site, not including any of the fresh apple branches or sticks and branches (also to be used for browse and furniture).