June 15, 2013
Western Landscape Services of Elginburg marked National Arbor Week by launching its sixth annual Plant a Tree, Make our City Cool school program on May 2.  

Since the program started, Western Landscape Services’ arborist and his team have delivered fun and educational sessions to nearly 1,400 students in 40 schools in Kingston and area.

During the 2013 growing season, each of the ten schools selected received a 45 mm caliper tree that was planted with the help of grade 6 elementary school students. “Students put this newly developed skill and appreciation for trees into practice by taking a seedling home to plant at a location of their choice,” said Western Landscape Services manager Carol VandenEngel.

“We are passionate about encouraging the general public to plant trees. We see the need to go one step further and educate the future generation, our children, about the benefits of trees in an urban environment,” says VandenEngel.