Great Day For A Tree Planting

Niagara College was blessed with beautiful weather for its Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations going on at the Welland campus today. Visitors could help plant trees, learn about the Edible Orchard project, check out displays, visit environment-themed  workshops and more. Campus tours were also on the agenda. More to follow. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

Niagara College was blessed with beautiful weather for its Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations going on at the Welland campus today. Visitors could help plant trees, learn about the Edible Orchard project, check out displays, visit environment-themed workshops and more. Campus tours were also on the agenda. More to follow. (Photo by Joe Barkovich)

1 thought on “Great Day For A Tree Planting

  1. Bob Chambers

    Joe: I think your outdoor stuff ….. birds, gardening, walking is worth a
    million dollars to all in Welland ….. and to me, way up here in Burlington.

    I’m glad to see so much interest in Arbour / Earth Day. I remember it
    back when it was only called Arbour Day. It always seemed to be
    a cool, grey April day, but with a promise of spring as the grass
    was just starting to become green all over.

    I think that our school, S.S. #1 Humberstone, (at Sherkston) always
    planted just one tree —- a sapling maybe six feet tall —- I’m guessing it
    was usually a maple. The years were 1945 to 1953. I’m anxious to hear
    from anyone else with memories of this era and place.

    It’s a wonder that this day had any effect on us at all. Why do I recall it?
    Many of the students (like me) lived on farms and saw the planting of
    trees, cutting down of trees, and the cutting up of trees, on a regular basis.
    Well, not every day, or every week, but we were no strangers to the process.

    But there was something about the ceremony of Arbour Day, as we gathered
    somewhere on the school grounds, to formally plant a tree, that stayed
    with me. Did we do it as a class, or the entire school? Our school was often
    divided in two parts, the upstairs (Grade Five to Eight) and the juniors from downstairs. We may have been divided into those two groups to plant a tree
    on Arbour Day.

    Bob Chambers

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