Central Saanich residents will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty by planting native shrubs and trees at this year’s Tree Appreciation Day on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
The event is a great opportunity suitable for all ages to learn from the Parks department how to plant trees and shrubs. Every year, Central Saanich chooses a park or area of the municipality that would benefit from the planting of trees, and this year it will be the District’s much loved Centennial Park.
- Tree Appreciation Day
- Date: Saturday, Nov.2, 2019
- Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Location: Centennial Park (Hovey Rd and Wallace Dr in Saanichton). Please meet at the fieldhouse/washrooms near the playground.
- Note: Please bring gardening gloves; all tools will be provided.
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.