TD Trees Day Leamington 2018

Gina Pannunzio

Written for The Egret Newsletter – Volume 34 – Number 4 – December 2018

The Leamington TD Tree Days community planting took place on a new Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) restoration site in the Lebo Creek watershed near Hillman Marsh. TD Tree Days is TD’s flagship volunteer and planting program. Employees, families, friends and the community are invited to attend these events across Canada hosted in partnership with municipalities, conservation authorities and Aboriginal communities who provide the technical planting expertise to ensure all the trees are planted properly. TD Tree Days contributes to The Ready Commitment’s target of planting one million trees by 2030. Since 2010, over 300,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted!

Volunteers from TD Bank, LDSS Eco Team, the University of Windsor and residents from Windsor-Essex put their rubber boots on and came out to help plant 150 native trees. The restoration site features two new managed wetland cells with pumping infrastructure, upland prairie as well as seedling and large stock tree-planting areas. The area is very wet, so the tree species planted will help restore the lost swampy woodlot removed for agriculture in the past. Volunteers planted American Sycamore, Bur Oak, Swamp White Oak, Red Oak, Freeman Maple, Basswood and American Elm.

When people come out to plant trees, it truly feels like a celebration! Everyone was in good spirits and contributed until all the trees were planted, topped off with lots of mulch and had a tree guard on.

TD Tree Days Leamington Gallery

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