Around 25 volunteers planted 150 trees at the Porcupine Lake this weekend. The event ran on Sunday, and had the volunteers trudging through the soppy wet ground to plant Black Spruce and Cedar trees. This is the second year the event was at Porcupine Lake, but Dave Aullier, of the Conservation Authority, says they will be looking into a new location next year. The majority of White Pines planted last year didn’t make it through the winter, because of snowmobile tracks and the wet soil. The two locations for next year being discussed are Participark and Gilles Lake.
Matt Evans, a Financial Advisor for TD who helped to co-ordinate this years Tree Day, says the event was a success. This is the fifth anniversary for Tree Days, which is why 50, 000 trees are being planted across the country. Evans say TD does tree planting in four different countries; Canada, The US, Luxembourg, and the UK itself. He attributes the success around the world to doing good in different ways in local communities. TD Friends of the Environment Foundation helps in communities across North America in more ways than just tree planting. More information can be found here: https://fef.td.com/