June 15, 2014
Chapter continues its Arbor Day tradition
Students at John William Boich Public School enjoyed the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting on April 30, thanks to the Golden Horseshoe Chapter.
Golden Horseshoe Chapter continued its tradition of celebrating Arbor Day.

This year the Chapter provided 10 native trees on April 30 to John William Boich Public School in Burlington.

Over 800 students at the school were joined by dignitaries from the Halton District School Board and the city.

After the children presented songs and skits to commemorate the day, the assembly witnessed the trees planted on the school site.

Fiore Zenone, Past President of Landscape Ontario Golden Horseshoe Chapter, spoke to the students on the value of tree cover and benefits of trees.

Rick Lipsitt, Burlington City Arborist, thanked Landscape Ontario for the past 34 years of support for the Burlington Arbor Day programs. “The City is fortunate to have support from environmentally conscious organizations like Landscape Ontario,” said Lipsitt.

The graduating grade 8 class planted another tree, which will be the first of many trees that will be planted in future by the graduating classes, in hope of continuing the tree planting ceremony for generations to come.

Said Zenone, “The students and members from the public enjoyed the events and promised to care for the new trees.”