Tree-planting events in Truro celebrate national organizations

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TRURO - A number of tree-planting events will take place locally in honour of two national organizations.

The first event in Truro is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 beginning at 10 a.m. in Victoria Park. Participants should meet near the old pump house just beyond the caretakers shed.

The community is welcome to participate in the planting of bur oak in recognition of both the second annual National Tree Day and what has been proclaimed "Home Child Day" in Nova Scotia.

The event is being organized locally by the Town of Truro's tree committee and the British Home Children and Descendants Association, which is celebrating the Plant a Tree for a British Home Child program.

In addition this event, the Truro tree committee will also participate in three additional National Tree Day planting events, including one with staff from the TD Bank, another one with members of the Canada World Youth group who are visiting the Truro area, and a tree planting with the students and staff of Truro Junior High School. Each of these events is taking place on a different day due to participant availability.

For more information on the national tree planting campaign, log onto http://www.treecanada.ca/national-tree-day/pages.php?lang=en&page=home.

Organizations: British Home Children and Descendants Association, TD Bank, Canada World Youth Truro Junior High School

Geographic location: Truro, Victoria Park, Nova Scotia

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