On a warm, sunny September morning 40+ eager volunteers came out to beautiful Meadowgate Park to kick off National Forest Week by planting trees! As volunteers of all ages ‘rolled up their sleeves’ and dug into the ground, the third annual Business Planting was underway to plant more than 260 native trees and shrubs to make our city greener.
“This was the third year in a row that Dillon participated in the Annual Business Planting event
hosted by ReForest London. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun planting trees in the park.
As a company, Dillon focuses on environmental sustainability, and this is a fantastic way to
team build with our staff and give back to the community that we live in.”
-Heidi Vanheule, Dillon Consulting Ltd.
London businesses were incredibly supportive of this planting with most being repeat supporters of this National Forest Week event. We can’t thank them enough for seeing the value of sponsoring this collaborative planting event that means so much to so many.
This was a planting open to he public as well and many different volunteers took part. Both young and old worked side by side to give these native trees and shrubs a new home in a diversely planted park where you can see the years of plantings that ReForest London has done. So many beautiful trees and shrubs are growing big and healthy providing all their leafy benefits including habitat for birds which are plentiful here.
“This fall, we were incredibly humbled by the amount of contributions that were received from businesses who recognized the value of trees in our community and urban landscape by supporting the third annual National Forest Week Business Planting. Tree planting events are always lively and fun but there is certainly a different energy when other networks are in attendance and working together for a bigger cause.”
-Lily Vuong, Project Manager, ReForest London
Thank you to everyone who supported the third annual Business Planting by sponsoring and by volunteering! Your support and hard work is making a difference for everyone in London and it won’t be long before these newly planted trees and shrubs with be adding to our city’s urban forest canopy and giving back so much