On the road to a million trees

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About 30 volunteers will plant 500 trees and shrubs Saturday as part of the 10th annual TD Tree Days.

The planting at the Chippewa Creek EcoPath is one of more than 100 events happening across the country, with a target of planting one million trees by 2030.

TD Tree Days has been operating since 2010. More than 390,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in communities across North America through the program.

This fall, 10,000 volunteers will come together to enhance over 100 green spaces with more than 38,000 trees and shrubs.

Together with TD employees, their families and friends, and community volunteers, TD Tree Days helps create green spaces that are critical to building more resilient and livable communities.

In 2018, TD launched a new corporate citizenship platform called The Ready Commitment – a multi-year initiative to help open doors to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow by supporting initiatives and programs within four areas: Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority is hosting the TD Tree Days and joins TD in inviting community members to the planting and to help with the greening along Chippewa Creek.

NBMCA has been planting trees and restoring shorelines within the watershed for the past five years as part of the Restore Your Shore Program.

The event will be held at the EcoPath at the end of First Avenue E. from 9 a.m. to noon.