Areas towns celebrate Arbor Day
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.