PHOTOS: Home Hardware and community groups plant 11 chestnut trees in Sooke

In celebration of National Tree Day and Canada 150, Sooke Home Hardware and Tree Canada teamed up and planted 11 chestnut trees at Ponds Corridor Park last Wednesday..

Many Sooke community groups were part of the event, including the District of Sooke, the Sparks and Pathfinders from the Girl Guide organization and Totangi Properties.

“We’re excited to work together with Tree Canada and Home Hardware Stores Limited on this important project,” said Scott Gertsma, dealer-owner of Sooke Home Hardware.

In the past 25 years, Home Hardware in conjunction with Tree Canada have planted nearly 25,000 trees. This is the first year Sooke Home Hardware has participated in the annual tree planting event.

“We are proud that Home Hardware is committed to improving the environment—now and for generations to come,” said Michael Rosen, president of Tree Canada.

“To see such a wide spread effort on the part of Home Dealers in communities across Canada is extremely inspiring and sets a great example for Canadians.”

This year, 37 Home Hardware locations will participate in the tree planting initiative.

“We have enjoyed great support from the local community, and this is an excellent opportunity to give back in a real and tangible way to thank our customers and community for their support over the years,” said Gertsma.

 

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