June 15, 2008
Georgian Lakelands Chapter had a successful Arbour Day, planting ten 70 mm maples at Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School in Barrie. The Chapter members had the help of 40 students in grade 6 and 7 and 20 kindergarten students helping with the mulch. The grade 6 and 7 students showed up at 8 a.m. to dig the holes, allowing the Chapter members to simply drop in the trees. The group sold 240 T- shirts bearing their own ‘Tree 60’ logo, which helped raise funds to purchase some of the trees. The chapter donated two 70 mm sugar maples. The kids were very grateful for the donation of the trees.

“It was great to see the kids take ownership of the project,” said LO president Bob Adams, who with Mark Goodman spoke to the students on the importance of the green movement.

Caption: Kindergarten students help with mulch.