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New Trees Planted In Gignac Park

Wednesday October 9th, 2019, 7:12pm

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More than 30 volunteers helped plant 50 large trees at Gignac Park Wednesday funded by local entrepreneur Sam Sinjari.

“I believe that every person in this community can create a positive impact,” says Sinjari. “Whatever you water will grow. No action is too small or too big because with every positive action there will always be a positive reaction. There’s a proverb that says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago the second best time in now. Fundamentally, if we as community want to see sustainability, success and growth in the future of our city, the best time to act is now, together!”

The trees are a diversity of native hardwoods best suited for the wet, heavy clay soil conditions at the park including Burr Oak, Swamp White Oak, Sycamore, Swamp Maple and others. Trees help to improve air and water quality, and can reduce the impacts of flooding and climate change. As well, access to natural areas has positive mental, physical and spiritual health benefits.

Volunteers planters included students from the Odette School of Business, staff from Price Waterhouse Cooper, the Windsor Police Service, and members of the community.

Councillor Kieran McKenzie, Mustapha Sinjari, Richard Wyma, Sam Sinjari

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