The air in Oakville may be a little bit fresher now.
According to a recent press release, the town of Oakville now has 1,680 more trees in the ground thanks to Oakville Hydro.
The added trees are a result of Oakville Hydro’s spring eBilling campaign to donate $10 towards a new tree for every customer who made the switch from paper to electronic bills.
The trees were planted on town property at the corner of Rebecca St. and Great Lakes Blvd. by a number of Oakville Hydro employees.
“On behalf of Town Council, I want to thank Oakville Hydro, its customers, and all of the volunteers for their contribution in creating a greener Oakville,” Mayor Rob Burton said in a recent press release.
“I take great pride in how we continue working together to protect, preserve and grow our urban forest.”
Where the trees were planted is also the location of a newly constructed stormwater management pond and a neighbouring watercourse.
The town says intensive tree planting in this area is crucial for establishing a thick canopy that will help fight off the growth of invasive plant life and help to stabilize the pond and creek banks.
“We were excited to offer our customers the opportunity to help build Oakville’s tree canopy as a result of our eBilling campaign earlier this year,” Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro said in a recent press release.
“Through their registrations, Oakville Hydro was able to donate 1,680 trees to the Town of Oakville. eBilling is environmentally friendly and, in this case, going paperless also donated a tree. It’s a win-win. Staff are able to give back to the community we serve through planting trees and that makes the work even more rewarding.”
These newly added trees will be added to the tree counter on the town’s PLANT page. For more information visit oakville.ca.