The greening of Springwood Park

National Program organized by TD Bank aims to plant 40,000 trees in Canada this year

Springwood Park in Parksville will be 250 trees greener after a TD Friends of the Environment Foundation tree planting next weekend.

Everyone is invited to join one of the foundation’s bigger planting sites as they plant 40,000 trees across the country this year.

The third annual TD Tree Day will be organized by local TD bank employees in coordination with the city and hopefully many community volunteers, explained foundation regional manager Mandip Kharod.

They will be planting a range of seven different mature species including fir, hemlock, big leaf maple, Garry oak and cascara.

She said it is part of the bank’s “overall commitment to the environment from employees who live and work in the community.”

They work with the city on how many trees they can use and the best type of, preferably local species for the location and conditions.

Through September, trees will be planted by over 6,500 volunteers at 135 sites across the country plus 10 in the U.S. and three in the U.K.


One of 24 sites in the province, Parksville will be among a small group receiving 250 trees, while most get 120. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up at or show up at Springwood Park Sunday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.



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