Annual Tree Sale pick-up and planting set up for Saturday morning

Bright and early tomorrow, Saturday morning, May 4th, Saugeen Shores is holding its pick-up from its annual tree sale, sponsored by Bruce Power and Everest Trees, for the residents of Saugeen Shores, with resident tree pick-ups at the Town Public Works Shop on Concession 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (no exceptions).

While the tree pick-up is underway, ‘Trees for Saugeen’ will teach the Georgian Bay Nordic Ski Team, at Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS), how to plant trees and they will then proceed to plant 76 trees for local residents who have requested their service and that will raise funds for the team’s activities. There were 309 trees sold in total, with deliveries to 63 residences of 122 trees by Everest Trees.

 

About SauGreen and the Trees for Saugeen Program:

SauGreen is a Port Elgin-based environmental group formed in 2010, working with the Town of Saugeen Shores and the community about waste diversion, rain barrels, community gardens, active transportation, and other eco-friendly projects. A branch, named Trees for Saugeen, was formed in 2011 in order to promote Urban Tree Planting across the region, particularly for shade trees in parks, playgrounds, sports fields and along trails and roadways, and partners with over 30 organizations. In-kind value for SauGreen’s programs is over 2/3 of a million dollars, with over $500,000 in cash raised.

Tree planting is one of the most effective community development programs possible for all ages, since everyone loves the idea of planting trees, people would prefer not to cut them down and they want to leave a good legacy for future generations. Tree planting has many benefits, including absorbing carbon, health and property value increases, providing habitat for birds and wildlife and general well-being.

About the Georgian Bay Nordic Ski Team:

Georgian Bay Nordic Ski Team is a cross-country ski team located at Sawmills Trails in Hepworth, near Owen Sound, Ontario.  Established in 1990, the club has been encouraging and developing young athletes for more than 25 years.  Scores of young people between the ages of 10-18 have participated in a meaningful way and discovered a lifelong passion for skiing and outdoor adventure activities.  Many of these youth have gone onto compete at the regional, provincial, national and international level.  Website: skibn.ca