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National Tree Day celebrated in Fenelon Falls

KAWARTHA LAKES- There’s a new Beech tree at the Fenelon Falls Cemetery thanks to a group of lcoal citizens concerned about the environment.

Tree Canada, The Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society, Home Hardware and Rockwood Forest Nurseries teamed up to celebrate National Tree Day on Wednesday. “We’re excited to work together with Tree Canada” said Dave Jackett, Owner Fenelon Falls Home Hardware “We have enjoyed great support from the local community, and this is an excellent opportunity to give back in a real and tangible way to thank customers and our community for their support over the years.”

Over the past 25 years, Home Harware has partnered with Tree Canada to plant over 24,000 trees valued at 1.2 million dollars. 37 Home Hardware locations took part in the tree planting initiative this year. “Growing in size every year, National Tree Day helps remind Canadians of the importance of trees — how they beautify our communities, naturally cool our cities in the summer, and combat climate change, and help improve human health,” said Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. “As Tree Canada celebrates our 25th year of growing greener, healthier places for Canadians to live, we look forward to 25 more years of playing a leading role in the preservation of Canada’s urban forest across the country.”

The Tree was donated by Marc Ouellette of Rockwood forest Nurseries and Glen Jones, who manages the Cemetery helped get the tree ready for planting.

Tree Canada says tree’s are important becasue they clean the air, help with energy conservation, act as a noise buffer and can give a psychological boost.

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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