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TD Tree Days Planting 300 Trees at Pinafore Park
Over 60 volunteers will plant 300 native tree and
shrub species today in Pinafore Park in St. Thomas.
Photo credit to Doug Harvey, Port Stanley News.

St. Thomas, Ontario, September 15, 2018 - Pinafore Park will get a burst of green today when volunteers with TD Tree Days and Kettle Creek Conservation Authority plant 300 trees.

"Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) has been a part of TD Tree Days since 2012" says Betsy McClure, stewardship program supervisor. "On average, KCCA plants 50,000 trees per year. TD Tree Days is a great way of engaging our local community in the restoration and protection of natural habitats in our watershed."

More than 60 volunteers from the St. Thomas community have signed-up to assist with tree planting along the new trail at the back of Pinafore Park. Species being planted include sugar maple, blue beech, eastern redbud, ironwood, bur oak, red oak, downy serviceberry and pagoda dogwood. These species are native to the area and will enhance the diversity of the Pinafore Park woodlot.

This year, TD has launched a new corporate citizenship platform called The Ready Commitment. The Ready Commitment aims to create a more vibrant planet with a goal of planting 1 million trees by 2030. This multi-year initiative will help open doors to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.

About TD Tree Days

TD Tree Days invests in the health of our urban tree canopies, and offers TD employees, their families, and our community partners, a fun, easy and rewarding way to give back and help green the communities in which they live and work. Launched in 2010 as a national employee engagement program in Canada, TD Tree Days has evolved into TD's flagship volunteer program, engaging employees, customers and community partners in three countries. The program is also contributing The Ready Commitment's target of helping plant 1 million trees by 2030. Since 2010, more than 20,000 volunteers have helped plant over 300,000 trees in over 270 communities across Canada. In 2017, thousands of volunteers will come together to further enhance over 100 green spaces for everyone to enjoy. For more information and to register, visit tdtreedays.com


Last Updated: Saturday, 15 September 2018 12:56:53 PM EST

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