14th annual Spring Tree sale a resounding success

The 14th annual Saugeen Shores Spring Tree Sale was again a resounding success as more than 600 trees went out into the area.

The subsidized program is hosted by Trees for Saugeen with funding from the Town of Saugeen Shores, Bruce Power and Everest Nurseries, with tree orders being pre-sold.

“Once again this year, the response has been phenomenal with over 400 trees pre-sold,” said Tracy Lambert of Trees for Saugeen. “The high school (SDSS) football team got involved and planted some 40 trees for residents who are unable to plant and the Fire Department delivered 110.  In addition, 74 trees will be going into town parks.”

Mature trees were limited to five per property/household and residents began arriving at the Town Works Yard on Peel Street for pick-up early on Saturday morning, May 4th.

For larger view, click on image.

There are 12 trees that will be planted at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Port Elgin and Paisley Rotary purchased 15 for Riverside park to celebrate the village’s 159th anniversary.

George and Charlie Everest volunteered – for larger view click on image

“We are always encouraging youth to be part of this project,” added Lambert, “and there is no end of people who are wanting to get involved.  It brings the community together and we have to thank Everest Nurseries for their ongoing support.”

“It’s a great way to get community hours for school,” said Charlie Everest. “We volunteered last year too.”

Lambert pointed out that Trees for Saugeen will also be working with Saugeen First Nation and the Rail Trail Association and more trees will be going to the Port Elgin Cemetery.