Thank you to all schools, youth and community groups who participated in our Tree Hero Campaign this spring!
It has been wonderful to see such engagement and interest in learning and helping Oakville’s urban forest. We were able to deliver this program thanks to the generous support of the Canadian Tree Fund. We also wish to thank the Town of Oakville, Conservation Halton, Wellington County Green Legacy Program, and A.M.A.Horticulture Inc. for their donations of soil, seeds, pots, seedlings, and smart pots! We could not have been able to do it all without your support! Thank you to the Elora Environment Centre for lending us the beautiful tree hero capes!
We were able to reach out to a total of 1,230 students. Our participants were from various pre-schools, elementary and secondary schools in Oakville, as well as scouts groups, a youth newcomer leadership group, and a youth HOCKEY TEAM!
Amazing to have had the opportunity, as part of this program, to deliver 31 presentations, 21 tree walks, and hold 5 school tree planting and stewardship events. We planted over 200 native trees and started 383 red oak, bur oak, red maple, and eastern redbud trees from seeds.
Thank you to all the TREE HEROES, keep up the good work and continue to be local tree stewards and your school tree ambassadors!
We hope you will continue to share what you learned and spread awareness about the importance and benefits of native trees, and the threats they are facing! We look forward to seeing you again next school year!