Domtar celebrates 10th anniversary of its head office urban garden
Domtar Garden provides a 30,000 square foot, partial representation of the boreal forest in the heart of Montreal's business district
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MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Domtar Garden at its corporate head office - a unique and restful oasis open to the public, adjacent to Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles.
"The forest and the wood fiber it contains are central to our business, so Domtar Garden is a fitting and very public expression of our corporate identity," noted John D. Williams, President and CEO of Domtar. "It perfectly illustrates one of our key values, caring, because as a sustainable company we care for the environment, for our people, and our host communities."
Domtar Garden was officially inaugurated on September 18, 2002 with the theme, A forest for everyone forever. The garden is a partial representation of the boreal forest ecosystem divided into two sections:
- The north side symbolizes Canada's eastern forests. A knoll is covered with a mass of indigenous vegetation (oak, sugar maple, hackberry, birch, jack pine, Canada serviceberry). At the edge of this forest, a rocky embankment descends to an expanse of wood reminiscent of a river. On a "beach" by the "riverbank" stands Echo, a wood sculpture of stylized bear cubs by Michel Saulnier, offering a reminder that the forest, too, has its inhabitants. Also in this section of the Garden is a playground that provides a safe, natural environment for the children who attend the Origami daycare at Domtar House.
- The south side, with its formal, grid-like pattern of trees, offers a more urban take on the forest. The plantings here include some of the tree species that are important in Domtar's operations, including oak, ash and poplar.
Over the past decade, Domtar Garden has received two awards: an Orange award from Save Montreal, in the Parks and Public Spaces category, in November 2002, and first prize in the commercial landscaping category (Le paysage du monde des affaires) for best commercial, public or institutional project over $20,000, awarded by the Quebec Association of Professional Landscapers.
Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates Ariva®, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,500 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
Image with caption: "Domtar Garden before. (CNW Group/DOMTAR CORPORATION)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120919_C7779_PHOTO_EN_18100.jpg
Image with caption: "Domtar Garden after. (CNW Group/DOMTAR CORPORATION)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120919_C7779_PHOTO_EN_18090.jpg
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