ST. JACOBS, ON, Sept. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Home Hardware Stores Limited and Tree Canada dug in this fall at 16 locations across Canada to plant and look after mature trees in celebration of National Tree Day.
National Tree Day is held annually on the Wednesday of National Forest Week to remind Canadians of the numerous health and environmental benefits provided by trees. The special day is celebrated across the country with tree dedications, plantings, workshops and outdoor education walks.
In support of National Tree Day, Home Hardware Dealer-Owners are hosting tree-planting and maintenance events throughout the fall. Rather than planting small saplings, Home Hardware Dealer-Owners will plant and help look after large, mature trees in the urban areas of communities. This allows residents and wildlife to immediately benefit from the environmental and psychological factors without having to wait for saplings to mature. Mature trees also have a higher survival rate ensuring they will be enjoyed for decades after planting.
"For 24 years, Home Hardware has partnered with Tree Canada to improve our green spaces across the country by planting and looking after over 22,000 large trees valued at $1.2 million. This is just one example of the countless ways our Dealer-Owners across Canada give back to their communities."
Terry Davis, CEO, Home Hardware Stores Limited
"We are proud that Home Hardware Dealer-Owners across the country are so dedicated and enthusiastic about this longstanding partnership. It's fantastic to see Dealer-Owners in communities large and small, urban and rural, doing their part for the environment, and setting a great example for all Canadians."
Michael Rosen, President, Tree Canada
HOME HARDWARE STORES PARTICIPATING IN TREE PLANTINGS THIS YEAR:
- Allied Lumber, Moose Jaw, SK
- GrandErie Home Hardware Building Centre, Dunnville, ON
- Neepawa Home Hardware Building Centre, Neepawa, MB
- St. Walburg Home Building Centre, St. Walburg, SK
- Geerlinks Home Hardware Building Centre, St. Thomas, ON
- Humboldt Home Hardware Building Centre, Humboldt, SK
- Gravelbourg Home Building Centre, Gravelbourg, SK
- Selkirk Home Hardware Building Centre, Selkirk, MB
- Iroquois Falls Home Hardware Building Centre, Iroquois Falls, ON
- Cobourg Home Hardware Building Centre, Cobourg, ON
- Beach Builders Supplies, Wasaga Beach, ON
- Quincaillerie Saint-Cyprien Inc., St-Cyprien, QC
- Harris Home Hardware, London, ON
- North Rustico Home Hardware Building Centre, PEI
- Les Entreprises Nova Inc., Rawdon, QC
- Valleyview Home Hardware, Valleyview, AB
About Home Hardware Stores Limited
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners with annual retail sales of over $5.8 billion. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to 100,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada's Best Corporate Cultures and Best Managed Companies and is committed to providing local communities with superior service and expert advice. More information about the company is available at homehardware.ca.
About Tree Canada
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. Since 1992, more than 80 million trees have been planted, over 580 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has helped organize eleven national urban forest conferences. The next Canadian Urban Forest Conference will take place in Laval, QC in 2016. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca
SOURCE Home Hardware Stores Limited
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For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Jessica Kuepfer, Public Relations Manager, Home Hardware Stores Limited (519) 664-4612. [email protected]; Trisha Owens, Public Relations Coordinator, Home Hardware Stores Limited (519) 664-2252 ext. 6676. [email protected]