St. Thomas, Ontario, September 15, 2018 - Pinafore Park will get a burst of green
today when volunteers with TD Tree Days and Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
plant 300 trees.
"Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) has been a part of TD Tree Days since
2012" says Betsy McClure, stewardship program supervisor. "On average, KCCA plants
50,000 trees per year. TD Tree Days is a great way of engaging our local community
in the restoration and protection of natural habitats in our watershed."
More than 60 volunteers from the St. Thomas community have signed-up to assist with
tree planting along the new trail at the back of Pinafore Park. Species being planted
include sugar maple, blue beech, eastern redbud, ironwood, bur oak, red oak, downy
serviceberry and pagoda dogwood. These species are native to the area and will enhance
the diversity of the Pinafore Park woodlot.
This year, TD has launched a new corporate citizenship platform called The Ready
Commitment. The Ready Commitment aims to create a more vibrant planet with a goal
of planting 1 million trees by 2030. This multi-year initiative will help open doors
to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.
About TD Tree Days
TD Tree Days invests in the health of our urban tree canopies, and offers TD employees,
their families, and our community partners, a fun, easy and rewarding way to give
back and help green the communities in which they live and work. Launched in 2010
as a national employee engagement program in Canada, TD Tree Days has evolved into
TD's flagship volunteer program, engaging employees, customers and community partners
in three countries. The program is also contributing The Ready Commitment's target
of helping plant 1 million trees by 2030. Since 2010, more than 20,000 volunteers
have helped plant over 300,000 trees in over 270 communities across Canada. In 2017,
thousands of volunteers will come together to further enhance over 100 green spaces
for everyone to enjoy. For more information and to register, visit tdtreedays.com