Trees provde many benefits to our community. In celebration, a tree and native shrub planting will be held at Newman Farm.
Everyone is welcome! Please bring your own tools and gloves, as supplies are limited.
Date: Saturday, Nov.17, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Newman Farm access gate on Central Saanich Road, 1/2 km north of Mount Newton Cross Road - look for FLT Society lawn signs on the access gate south of Mt St Michael Rd. Please note because of the rural location, parking is limited to roadside parking. Parking for those with mobility limitations is available at 8073 Old V & S Road off Newman Road.
Note: Thanks to Le Coteau Nursey for donating all the fruit trees, Tree Canada for providing the native plants and trees, Bartlett Tree Experts for their planting expertise, and to the Lions for keeping everyone warm with hot chocolate.
Did you know?
- One large tree can provide a day’s oxygen for up to four people.
- Trees capture carbon and become carbon ‘sinks’ which reduce the Greenhouse Effect. (You need about 500 full-sized trees to absorb the carbon dioxide produced by a typical car driven 20,000 km/year.)
- Trees provide shelter for wildlife.
- Trees intercept rainfall and reduce run-off, thereby functioning like retention/detention basins.
- Trees have a psychological impact of trees on people’s moods, emotions and enjoyment of their surroundings.
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