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Join Forest Ontario at community tree planting festival Saturday

Since 2008, Forests Ontario’s Community Tree Plant events have brought communities together for a free day of tree planting, leading to thousands of trees taking root across the province
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NEWS RELEASE
FORESTS ONTARIO 
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Celebrate trees this spring by enhancing your local urban green space

Join Forests Ontario for a fun-filled day of tree planting at the York Region Community Tree Planting Festival! Planters of all experience levels are invited to help us in creating a greener and healthier future. Local VIPs have been invited to say a few words and Forests Ontario staff will be on-hand for interview. 

Since 2008, Forests Ontario’s Community Tree Plant events have brought communities together for a free day of tree planting, leading to thousands of trees taking root across the province. This weekend’s event will offer additional activities — such as face painting, crafts and forest tours — to foster greater forest awareness and engagement. Participants will also be able to take home a tree seedling and pollinator-friendly plant.

There will be a cash barbecue on site, as well as free refreshments. This event in York Region is one of a series that includes Ajax, Midland, and Windsor.

This event would not be possible without help of our local partner, York Region, and generous support from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Facedrive.

What: Community Tree Plant 
Where: Bendor and Graves Tract, 17858 McCowan Rd., East Gwillimbury
When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Events are held rain or shine. Participants are asked to bring gloves, a shovel, a water bottle and a lot of energy! Forests Ontario and our partners will supply the rest — trees, forestry specialists to assist volunteers and mulch. Appropriate outdoor clothing, sturdy shoes (steel toe if possible), a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. Parking and maps are available at forestsontario.ca. High school students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for participation.

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