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125 trees planted on National Tree Day

On September 20th, 25 community volunteers and staff from Peterborough Humane Society and Otonabee Conservation planted 125 native trees and shrubs at the Peterborough Humane Society Animal Care Centre at 1999 Technology Drive in Peterborough to celebrate National Tree Day.

Red osier dogwood, ninebark, honey locust, and freeman maple will help to increase biodiversity and habitat at the site, provide shade for the animals at the Animal Care Centre, and their humans, and create a visual and auditory barrier between the road and the outdoor areas used for animal rehabilitation and recreation. 

This project is one of the final components for the overall construction phase of the new state-of-the-art Animal Care Centre. Our ongoing partnership with Otonabee Conservation has lead to a total of 925 plants in the ground at our new facility to benefit wildlife and naturalize the property, while enhancing our outdoor facilities with shade and natural beauty.

Shawn Morey, Executive Director, Peterborough Humane Society

“Community engagement and support is key to the success of stewardship projects like this,” explained Janette Loveys Smith, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer at Otonabee Conservation, “We are committed to planting trees across the watershed which also helps us locally adapt to climate change. When the community and our corporate partners collaborate to plant trees, we all benefit.”

This project was supported by generous funding and support from Tree Canada, BMO, Peterborough Humane Society, and community volunteers.

For more information contact:

Meredith Carter | Manager, Watershed Management Program
Otonabee Conservation | 705-745-5791 Ext. 223

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