For Immediate Release
May 26, 2021 – Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites homeowners to its free gardening workshops in select neighbourhoods as part of the Community Tree Project. Residents will discover the beauty and benefit of trees and shrubs for their yard. Attendees from the project neighbourhoods can sign up to receive a free tree that we’ll deliver and help plant.
The Community Tree Project neighbourhoods are generally south of Williams Parkway to the 407, and from Chinguacousy Road west to McMurchy Avenue. Visit cvc.ca/CommunityTreeProject to look up your address.
- Landscaping for Birds
Tuesday, June 1, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Discover the birds that visit your neighbourhood and the trees and shrubs they love most. Learn what you can do to keep birds safe.
- Beautiful Trees, Shrubs and Wildflowers for Your Yard
Thursday, June 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Learn how to use beautiful local plants to brighten your yard. Discover how they can improve your health and your home.
- Keeping Your Trees and Shrubs Healthy
Thursday, July 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Is your yard healthy and thriving? Discover top tips to keep your trees and shrubs happy, including tips on watering, mulching, and pruning.
“Our workshop series shows residents how trees in their gardens and yards not only add beauty, but also create cooling shade,” says Melanie Kramer, CVC’s Senior Coordinator of Sustainable Home Landscapes. “Together, we can make our communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change.”
The workshops are presented by CVC’s sustainable landscaping experts. Registration is required. Visit cvc.ca/CommunityTreeProject or call 905-670-1615 ext. 221.
About the Community Tree Project
The Community Tree Project is a community-based tree planting and climate change awareness-building initiative. This project is running in select neighbourhoods in Brampton with the goal of creating a climate ready community. Climate change is making our cities hotter and drier. Trees cool our communities by creating important shade and reducing air temperatures. Trees also clean the air we breathe and improve mental health. By planting trees, together we can make our communities cleaner, greener and ready for climate change. Neighbourhood residents are invited to participate in tree planting, virtual presentations, neighbourhood walks and more. Visit cvc.ca/CommunityTreeProject for the latest project activities.
The Community Tree Project is led by Credit Valley Conservation and is funded in part by the Government of Canada with support from the City of Brampton.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed. That watershed is the area of land defined by where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.
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