City of Quinte West partners with Trees for Life and United Way Hastings & Prince Edward to plant 200 trees for Day of Caring

On Thursday, June 20, the City of Quinte West partnered with Trees for Life and United Way Hastings & Prince Edward to plant trees throughout Quinte West for United Way’s annual Day of Caring. 

Over 20 United Way volunteers planted 200 trees at the following locations throughout the city:

  • Bain Park 
  • Batawa Community Centre 
  • Brookshire Meadows Park 
  • Bud Little Park
  • Burtdale Park 
  • Centennial Park
  • Champlain Heights Park
  • Chatterton Roadside Park  
  • Grenville Park 
  • Hanna Park
  • Jeffery Park 
  • O.G. Buster Alyea Park
  • O.W. Larry Park 
  • Orchard Park 
  • Montrose Park
  • Murray Heights
  • North Huff Avenue 
  • Scardino Park
  • St Hilaire Road
  • Stanley Park
  • Tuckers Corners
  • York Park 

The event kicked off on Thursday morning at Bain Park, which marks the start of the Highway of Heroes. The trees were donated by Trees for Life, a national charity that plants trees to help create green communities and honour local heroes. Since 2019, the City of Quinte West has partnered with Trees for Life, the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign and the 2 Billion Tree Program to plant over 24,000 trees throughout Quinte West.

“Quinte West is proud to support the United Way’s Day of Caring initiative and contribute to the lasting difference community partners and volunteers make when brought together,” said Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison. “Thanks to the proactive and meaningful efforts of today’s volunteers and local leaders like United Way Hastings & Prince Edward and Trees For Life, the Quinte West community will benefit from the environmental sustainability of 200 trees planted across our municipality for many years to come.”

“We are thrilled with the success of this year’s Day of Caring. Partnering with the City of Quinte West to complete this tree planting project was a rewarding experience for all volunteers involved,” said Alyssa Cooke, United Way Hastings & Prince Edward’s Manager of Community Impact. “United Way would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all volunteers, sponsors, and partners who made this day possible. Your commitment to helping others has made a meaningful difference in our community and is truly inspiring.” 

“The Day of Caring is an opportunity for us all to translate our many thoughts of good deeds into action,” said Mark Cullen, president of Canadian Trees for Life. “Planting a tree is an act of hope: it produces oxygen, captures carbon, never complains and generally requires very little maintenance. I can’t think of a better way to invest in the future of our community. At Trees for Life, our municipal partners are the lifeblood of our organization, and Quinte West has led the way for over 10 years.”

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