June 15, 2013
Golden Horseshoe Chapter helps Burlington celebrate Arbor Day
The May 1st tradition took place at King’s Road Elementary School with Golden Horseshoe Chapter president Fiore Zenone of Tumbleweed Landscape Contracting of Binbrook, and Chapter provincial board rep., Tim Cruickshanks of Cruickshanks Property Service of Dundas, joining Burlington mayor Rick Goldring and councillor Rick Craven.
Zenone told the students, “The Golden Horseshoe Chapter is very pleased to donate the ten trees that will be planted in the school yard, along with providing each child with a package of tree seed nuts to plant at home.”
“The Arbor Day tree planting program is a longstanding tradition with deep roots in the Burlington community,” said councillor Craven. “Planting trees today so they can be enjoyed in the future is a valuable experience I’m grateful to be sharing with the students and faculty at King’s Road Public School.”
Other partners in the project were the Halton District School Board and the Field and Stream Rescue Team. Connon Nurseries CBV provided the trees.
Said city arborist Rick Lipsitt, “It is important to educate young people on the importance of trees within a community.”
All the students were encouraged to wear green for the special presentation. The auditorium was filled with every shade of green imaginable. Each child was given a packet containing tree seeds, ready for planting.