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Jun 03
Community Tree Planting Day at Davis - Volunteers Needed!

Time 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location Davis - Meet outside of the Cafeteria, 7899 McLaughlin Road, Brampton

As part of the Tree Re-planting Project at the Davis campus, a total of 31 new trees of diverse species will be planted on June 3. The Office for Sustainability and Facilities Services are excited to invite our community members to join us for the tree planting day! This project aims to restore natural habitats and increase biodiversity on campus following the removal of dead trees earlier this year. The event has been made possible with the generous support of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

The new trees will bring multiple benefits to the campus. The vast majority of the trees being planted are native species. Not only will the native trees attract pollinators, they will also be able to better adapt to the local conditions. The selection of diverse tree species ensures that when one species is vulnerable to a kind of stress, e.g. a certain disease or unusual high temperature, the rest of the species will remain unaffected. The new trees will also help prevent soil erosion. As they mature, they will increase their ability to produce oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide. Over time, the foliage will provide shade and help cool down the temperature near the buildings, and therefore the trees will reduce the campus’s energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The trees will also help improve air quality in the outdoor space.

We have invited the environmental education organization, Association for Canadian Educational Resources, to support us for the June 3 event. ACER will help guide the volunteers for tree planting in the morning and tree tagging in the afternoon. In additional to planting trees, volunteers will learn how to identify the different tree species and attach identification tags that are used to monitor and assess tree health. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are all welcome to participate as volunteers. As a volunteer, you can join us for a full day or half day. No prior experience is needed. If you are interested, please sign up online by following the link below.

Event Details: Davis Community Tree Planting Day
Date: Saturday, June 3
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Meet outside the Cafeteria at the Davis campus

To register: Please CLICK HERE

After your registration, you will receive an email reminder in the week prior to the Jun 3 event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca

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