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TD Tree Day

td tree dayThe SSMRCA lends their support annually to the TD Tree Day in Sault Ste. Marie. The 2016 tree plant event took place on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9 am to 1 pm on Landslide Hill.

Parking for this event was available on the west side of Bible Fellowship, 756 Landslide Road. Volunteers were encouraged to wear sturdy work boots or closed toe shoes, and bring work gloves and a water bottle as well as a shovel and pail for carrying water and mulch. Training and guidance was provided on site by Don McGormon. 

Healthy forests and urban green spaces play important roles in maintaining a healthy planet. By participating in TD Tree Days, volunteers actively support forest stewardship, while making a real contribution to the well-being of their community and environment.

In addition to their aesthetic, cultural and recreational value, the ecological values of forests provide vital functions including:

  • Erosion protection/prevention
  • Creating oxygen and filtering out air pollutants
  • Moderating climate
  • Providing essential habitat to birds and other wildlife
  • Providing shade and wind reduction
  • Increased property values
  • Mitigating effects of global warming
  • Increased forest biodiversity

TD Tree Days was launched by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation in 2010 as a national employee engagement program. This annual event invests in the health of local ecology, and offers people a fun, easy and rewarding way to give back and help green the communities in which they live and work.