This past weekend, we welcome Spring with some tree planting action! Tree planting is an initiative through CivicMuslim’s GreenSeeds brand, providing environmental stewardship service opportunities such as tree plantings, community gardening, and cleanups.
On April 30th, the CivicMuslims team partnered up with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) to plant trees in the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area in Mississauga, Ontario. The event is part of the restoration efforts to improve the forest canopy that has been decimated by the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.
The Credit Valley Conservation team started our morning off with detailed onsite demonstrations on how to tree plant. Volunteers were shown digging and planting techniques, and were educated on optimal conditions to ensure the trees survive. A portion of the group was also involved in identifying and removing invasive plant species that can crowd out and over compete with the saplings.
By the end of the morning, the CivicMuslims team had planted over 30 native trees and bushes and had a great time reconnecting with nature. This is the second year we joined this planting event and we look forward to coming back next year!
By the numbers:
20 volunteers x 30 and counting new trees x 1 perfectly sunny day
= a greener vision for Toronto