Ar­eas towns cel­e­brate Ar­bor Day

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

Cer­e­monies took place in Bay Roberts and Spa­niard’s Bay on June 1 mark­ing Ar­bor Day. The events co­in­cided with En­vi­ron­ment Week and cel­e­brates the ben­e­fits of trees to our prov­ince and the planet. This ini­tia­tive was started in 2009 by Land­scape New­found­land and Labrador to bring aware­ness to the im­por­tance of green spaces in ur­ban and ru­ral ar­eas.

Tak­ing part in the tree-plant­ing cer­e­mony in Spa­niard’s Bay were, from left, Jack Har­ring­ton (rep­re­sent­ing Car­bon­ear-Har­bour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy), deputy mayor Tony Men­chions, Port de Grave MHA Roland But­ler, Mayor John Drover and Tony O’Neill of Land­scape New­found­land and Labrador. The Nor­way Spruce was planted at the gazebo in Spa­niard’s Bay, and will even­tu­ally serve as a Christ­mas tree once it ma­tures.

Tak­ing part in the tree-plant­ing cer­e­mony at the Com­mu­nity Gar­dens in Bay Roberts were, from left, Tony O’Neill of Land­scape New­found­land and Labrador, Bay Roberts Mayor Glenn Lit­tle­john, chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer Nigel Black, and Avalon MP Scott An­drews.

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