In celebration of National Tree Day, the not-for-profit organization Tree Canada is challenging all Canadians to help plant 20,000 trees across the country. On Wednesday, September 25, the Town of Oakville along with community volunteers, will plant 500 trees at Oakville Park to commemorate the day.
Help celebrate this important date by taking part in the town’s tree planting event!
1065 McCraney Street East
3 to 6 p.m.
Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of the town’s Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) management program, a section of Oakville Park has been identified as a Prime Site for intensive regeneration. Dead and dying ash trees destroyed by EAB were removed from the park last winter to address public safety concerns. While natural regeneration will account for most of the regrowth in the woodlands, the town has implemented a Woodlands Conservation Program and established Oakville Park as one of a number of concentrated planting sites called Prime Sites to offset the damage caused by EAB.
If you are not familiar with the Tree Canada organization, here's a bit of information from their website: "Tree Canada is a not-for-profit organization committed to creating greener, healthier communities by encouraging tree planting and care where Canadians live, work and play. For 20 years, Tree Canada has offered technical expertise, education, funding, and resources to green-thumbed individuals, groups, governments, and corporations. Nurturing urban and rural forestry not only sustains Canada’s proud heritage of biodiversity and natural beauty, but also clears the air. Trees are warriors against climate change, absorbing carbon, producing oxygen, and naturally cooling our cities. Tree Canada has planted nearly 80 million trees and greened more than 530 schoolyards across the country, and continues to develop programs for corporate social responsibility, education, and fundraising, leaving a legacy that can benefit all Canadians."
For more about National Tree Day.