Forestry Crews Visiting More Than 50 Schools Across Ontario to Celebrate Arbour Week
What do trees have to do with electricity? Trees cause more than 30 per cent of power outages in Ontario and in heavily forested areas, the percentage of tree-related outages can be higher.
As part of Arbour Week, our forestry team will be visiting over 50 schools in communities across the province to speak with students about the importance of trees and our role in keeping the lights on through our vegetation management practices.
During Arbour Week, our forestry team will share their passion and knowledge of forestry with students through interactive presentations, from bucket truck escape demonstrations to providing saplings for students, so they can plant their own trees.
Arbour Week is an important event we look forward to supporting each year as trees have such a vital role in our work. Arbour Week has grown over the years and first started as Arbour Day in Nebraska in 1872 to promote conservation and counteract deforestation by planting trees.
We encourage everyone to remember the important role of trees in the environment all year round and not only during Arbour Week. Check out some of our previous Arbour Week visits and tag us in your photos on social media if our forestry team is visiting your school this year!