Girl Guides celebrate TREES!

Girl Guides have a special appreciation for trees.  

After all, try to imagine our beloved Camp Wa-Thik-Ane treeless!

Today is National Tree Day and in honour of the event, this weekend (Sept 25 2011), a unit from the South Shore will be planting 75 red oaks, 50 bur oaks, 75 white pines and 50 sugarplum trees with TD Bank at the parc de la Terre in Brossard!  Isn’t that wonderful!?!

In fact, according to TreeCanada:

  • Each healthy tree can reduce air borne dust particles by as much as 7,000 particles per litre of air, thus a healthy tree is a free standing air conditioner and purifier
  • About 500 full-sized trees absorb the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by a typical car driven 20,000 km/year.
  • On average, 98 trees capture and store 1 tonne of airborne carbon dioxide every year.
  • Over 80 years, the average Canadian tree absorbs 200 kg of carbon dioxide
Happy National Tree Day!

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