OPP operations centre in Teviotdale site of 2016 Warden”™s Tree Planting

About 100 County of Wellington and Town of Minto councillors, employees and their families, participated in the annual Warden’s Tree Planting Day on Oct. 7.

A living snow fence and wind break was planted at the North Wellington OPP Operations Centre in Teviotdale. Over 500 trees were planted.

‘‘I would like to thank everyone who came out to plant trees today,’’ said Warden George Bridge.

‘‘This living snow fence is a great example of multiple partnerships working together to improve the environment. Without the support of our partners, the Green Legacy Program would not be possible.’’

Rob Johnson, Green Legacy Tree Nursery manager, said, ‘‘This living snow fence and wind break will not only help the environment, it will also make this road safer.”

This year, the county will plant 163,000 trees in Wellington with the help of local municipalities, schools, conservation authorities, service clubs, organizations and private landowners.

The international award winning Green Legacy Program is the largest municipal tree planting program in North America. Over two million trees have been planted since the program’s inception in 2004.

Order forms for the 2017 Green Legacy Program are now available at www.wellington.ca.