CAA and Trees Ontario put on a treeplanting weekend

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In Ontario, 30 million trees a year used to be planted on rural, private lands in the province. In the 1990s, this dropped to a low of only 2 million. Experts tell us that in order to achieve 30 percent forest cover and a healthy ecosystem, we need to plant over a billion more trees. 

Trees Ontario, a non-profit committed to the re-greening of Ontario through treeplanting, and CAA South Central Ontario, are together hosting an Annual Community Planting Weekend

The community treeplanting events will take place in the following locations:

May 7, 2011 – 9:00am to 12:00pm
Lemoine Point Conservation Area
Kingston, Ontario

May 7, 2011 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Scout Valley
Orillia, Ontario

May 7, 2011 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
Owen Sound, Ontario

May 7, 2011 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
McHugh Park
Windsor, Ontario

May 8, 2011 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Laurel Creek Conservation Area
Waterloo, Ontario

Anyone can get involved in this unique event. All you need to bring is a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy! CAA South Central Ontario and Trees Ontario will supply the trees, the forestry specialists and mulch – plus snacks! Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), and bring a hat and/or sunscreen.

These events are open to the public, however space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated. Parking will be available.

To register, follow the links for specific events above. For more information, contact Trees Ontario by calling 1-877-646-1193 or visiting the website.

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