Residents in Central Saanich are being encouraged to get their hands dirty and plant a tree this weekend.
On Sunday (Nov. 6), the District of Central Saanich will be celebrating Tree Appreciation Day with an all-ages event that includes a tree planting demonstration by district staff and an opportunity to help plant native plants and Garry Oak and Aspen trees.
Residents who attend are asked to wear clothes suitable for planting, including gloves and boots and bring a small shovel or spade. The Central Saanich Lions Club will be providing hot chocolate to those in attendance.
“Each year, Tree Appreciation Day provides skills and awareness to the community,” said Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor in a press release. “This year’s event will celebrate the importance of Garry Oak meadows and native aspen trees in Central Saanich and highlight their ability to adapt to climate change.”
The Tree Appreciation Day takes place at Adam Kerr Park starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
For more information, visit https://www.centralsaanich.ca/our-community/news/central-saanich-invites-residents-plant-trees