Are You Planting Trees in Burlington?

Get your pant legs rolled up and your work boots on, Burlington — it’s time to plant some trees and give some love to Mother Nature.

"Planting trees is such an important activity,” said the city’s manager of urban forestry Barbara Rabicki.

The annual community tree planting is taking place on Saturday at Tuck Park.

It’s part of the Clean Up, Green Up event, in partnership with Burlington Green.

Residents are invited to help add to the urban forest by planting 500 saplings. They’re in one-gallon pots that can be easily carried to planting spots.

There will also be a question and answer session with city arborists, plus stewardship and education about our urban forests

The benefits of a “healthy city tree population are too many to name and can last for generations,” said Rabicki.

We hope residents come out to help us add trees to our urban forest and learn more about trees in the city."

The event is running on Saturday, April 21 at 3405 Spruce Ave. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pre-registration is not required but attendees are asked to register in advance by going to Burlington Green's website, or upon arrival at the event.

No experience is needed. City arborists and planting experts will show attendees what to do.

Participants are advised to use alternative transportation such as Burlington Transit, ride sharing, cycling or other forms of active participation as parking will be very limited.

REMINDERS AND TIPS

  • Check the weather and dress for the conditions. We will be outside and will plant rain or shine.
  • Wear sturdy footwear - no sandals or flip-flops, please.
  • Bring your own work/gardening gloves.
  • Bring your own snacks and beverages and plenty of water, especially if it’s hot.
  • Bring your own shovel, if possible.
  • Consider going green to the planting; walk, bike, carpool or use public transit.
  • Bring your volunteer hour form if you’re a high school student looking for volunteer hours.

For more information, visit burlington.ca/forestry

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