ST. JACOBS, ON, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Home Hardware Stores Limited and Tree Canada are digging in this fall at 21 locations across Canada to plant and look after mature trees in celebration of National Tree Day.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of National Tree Day, 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 will allow 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 22 years, Home Hardware has partnered with Tree Canada to improve our green spaces across the country by planting and looking after over 20,000 large trees valued at almost a million dollars. This is just one example of the countless ways our Dealer-Owners from coast- to-coast 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:
- Home Hardware – Charlottetown, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
- North Rustico Home Hardware Building Centre, North Rustico, P.E.I.
- Windsor Home Hardware, Windsor, NS
- Brady Home Building Centre, Liverpool, NS
- Roblynn Home Hardware Building Centre, Oromocto, NB
- Les Entreprises Nova Inc., Rawdon, QC
- Meuble Home Furniture, St-Isidore, ON
- Lannin Home Building Centre , Winchester, ON
- Barry's Home Hardware, Russell, ON
- Napanee Home Hardware Building Centre, Napanee, ON
- Shields Home Hardware, Coboconk, ON
- Allen's Home Building Centre , Paisley, ON
- Harris Home Hardware, London, ON
- Hornepayne Home Hardware, Hornepayne, ON
- Neepawa Home Hardware, Neepawa, MB
- Craig Home Hardware Building Centre, Hudson Bay, SK
- Carlyle Home Hardware, Carlyle, SK
- Harvey's Home Centre, Assiniboia, SK
- Gravelbourg Home Building Centre, Gravelbourg, SK
- Valleyview Home Hardware, Valleyview, AB
- Beach Builders Supplies, Wasaga Beach, ON
About Home Hardware Stores Limited
Proudly celebrating its 50thanniversary in 2014, Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada's largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative. Founded in 1964 by 122 independent Dealers, the 100% Canadian owned and operated cooperative now includes 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 more than $5.4 billion. Through the Home Hardware network, Dealer-Owners have access to a world-class distribution system and 100,000 quality brand name and private label products at competitive prices. Home Hardware Stores Limited received designation as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. More information about the company is available at www.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. To date, nearly 80 million trees have been planted, over 550 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has helped organize ten national urban forest conferences. This year's Canadian Urban Forest Conference will take place in Victoria, BC from September 30-October 2, 2014. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.
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SOURCE: Home Hardware Stores Limited
For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Anne Stevenson, NATIONAL Public Relations, 416-848-1445 or [email protected]; Richard Walker, Director of Communications & Program Development, Tree Canada, 613-567-5545 Ext. 224 or [email protected]