Western’s Landscape Services team is planting one tree for each one of Canada’s birthdays.
Beginning the same week as National Forest Week (September 25-29), the first batch of the 150 trees will find a new home on campus. The young trees, all varieties of Maple, are a mix of heights and diameters.
“Trees of varying maturity provide more flexibility when planting and will enhance sustained growth,” says Mike Lunau, Manager Landscape Services. “They will be spread throughout campus for everyone to enjoy for years."
Landscape Services will be caring for the larger trees. Using specialized heavy equipment to dig and to load those with more developed root systems. Many of these trees will be planted around TD Stadium.
For planting the smaller Maples, Landscape Services will be joined by student-led EnviroWestern and the Ivey Sustainability Club. This batch will be spread throughout Western's more naturalized areas, integrating with our larger wooded areas.
"It is great to have the support our student groups," says Mike. "Our campus is built on the combined efforts of those that work and study here - this is a prime example of that."