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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tree Planting in Goderich

Goderich | by Dianne Colgan  

Now is the time to volunteer for plant trees to help 'green' Goderich.

If you wanted to volunteer in the days after the August tornado in Goderich but never got the chance -- now's the time to throw your name in the hat.

There are two tree planting projects going on this month, run by the Goderich Trees Project.

Organizer Luke Elliott says they're holding a smaller event this Saturday the 14th to plant sugar maple trees at registered homes.

Elliott says they've received a donation of 14 trees, each 15 feet tall.

Anyone interested in helping out can call 519-529-3359 to register as a volunteer or you can show up at the old Volvo parking lot at Regent and Brittannia streets at 10am with work boots.

The big event will be happening on the 28th of April and is getting some help from Trees Ontario and the Goderich YMCA.

Elliott says Trees Ontario will give a demonstration on how to properly plant a tree and teams of volunteers will spread out around town to put that knowledge to the test.

He says at that event they'll be planting about 34 trees, each 15 feet tall and 300 pounds.

Elliott says they also have 60 more trees from Communities in Bloom and a private donor is offering up 200 spruce trees that are between one and four feet tall.

Anyone wanting to register can call Elliott at 519-529-3359, email him at [email protected] or log on to Facebook and head over to the Goderich Tornado Clean Up Hub group.


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