Friday, September 23, 2011
First National Tree Day in Canada a success
National Tree Day was recently observed in Canada, and in honor of the occasion, Delta, British Columbia mayor Lois Jackson planted a new tree outside the North Delta Recreation Center. The day kicked off September 21 and encouraged Canadians to appreciate all that trees have to offer, The Delta Optimist reports.
This year marked the inaugural celebration of National Tree Day, which came about as an initiative started by the Canadian government to tout the numerous benefits of trees. Mayor Jackson was very much on board with the idea and enlisted the help of the Surdel Scout Group to spread the joy of planting trees.
According to the event's website, there are a wide variety of advantages offered by trees including reducing residential heating costs by as much as 15 percent. Additionally, they can reduce water runoff and keep local waterways clean.
Along with practical benefits, trees have also been known to have intangible effects. The organization One Tree at a Time believes that planting trees can help foster world peace, and Frendo supports its cause by providing fee-free donations. Sign up now.
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