Windsor prepping for another Tree Canopy Project planting day

Laura Hines
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Residents in Windsor should expect to see more than 225 trees planted in town this spring.

The Tree Canopy Project, under the management of the local Communities in Bloom chapter, is seeking volunteers to participate in their second annual tree planting project this weekend.

They're hoping to double the amount of volunteers that come out to help plant last year. In 2013, 100 people assisted.

To volunteer, the requirements are simple: put on a pair of rubber boots, don a pair of gloves, and bring a shovel.

The group will meet at Windsor Home Hardware at 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 26, where they will receive further instructions.

The Tree Canopy Project is currently in its second year of a five-year project. The goal is to plant 200 trees each year in Windsor.

The Tree Canopy Project was created with the help of Home Hardware, the Town of Windsor, and volunteers from throughout the community, explained Heather Donohue, the co-chair of the local branch of Communities in Bloom, in an interview.

“We'd just like to see as much of the community out as possible,” she said of the Saturday event.

She noted that down the road, children who participated in the project will be able to look back and see how much the trees have grown.

Stan Kochanoff, a nationally recognized arborist, has donated his time to develop a planting strategy for the trees.

Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to show up at Home Hardware at 10 a.m. April 26, or contact Donohue through the Communities in Bloom Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CommunitiesInBloomWindsorNS).

 

 

Organizations: Communities in Bloom

Geographic location: Windsor, Nova Scotia, Hants County

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