City of Burlington receives 50-tree donation from Burlington Hydro

From a media release issued April 27, 2018 by the City of Burlington:

Burlington, Ont.—April 27, 2018 — The City of Burlington has received 50 trees in Nelson Park thanks to a donation from Burlington Hydro. The donation is a result of Burlington Hydro’s paperless-billing campaign to donate a portion of cost-savings from reducing paper billing toward the purchase of trees. The trees range from six to 12 feet tall, and are native to North America.  They will be planted in several locations throughout Nelson Park. The value of the tree donation is $17,000.

Tree types include:

  • Black and sugar maples
  • Bur and red oaks
  • Shagbark hickory
  • Basswood
  • Service berry
  • White elm
  • Eastern white pine
  • White spruce

For more information about Burlington’s trees and forestry, visit burlington.ca/forestry.

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Quotes

Mayor Rick Goldring

“We are very grateful for Burlington Hydro’s donation and commitment to the environment. Together with partners like Burlington Hydro, we can continue to build a city that is healthier and greener, now and for future generations.”

Gerry Smallegange, President and CEO, Burlington Hydro Inc.

“I want to thank our many customers who signed on to paperless billing and made this occasion possible. We’re very proud to be able to give back to our community in this way and enhance the tree canopy in Nelson Park for everyone to enjoy for years to come.”

Barb Rabicki, Manager of Urban Forestry

“These trees will provide a lot of much-needed shade, soil protection and habitat as well as beautification for Nelson Park. The Service berry trees are favourites of birds and the Basswood trees are a big source of pollination for bees.”

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Find out more about Burlington Hydro’s ‘Plant-a-Tree in a Community Park’ e-billing campaign

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