New Trees are Coming to Mississauga

If you often worry about dissipating green space in a rapidly developing city, you might be happy to hear that more greenery is coming to Mississauga.

And you can help bring those trees here.

The city of Mississauga recently announced that on Sept. 23, residents are invited to attend the City's National Forest Week event at Serson Park (1100 Pelham Ave.).

The outdoor event will include tree plantings, information booths and activities for all ages.

Residents will also learn about how to preserve and protect the city's urban forest.

According to the city, this event is a joint effort from the City of Mississauga and Tree Canada with financial support from the Government of Canada.

The event will kick off at 9:30 a.m. and run until 12:00 p.m. (rain or shine). The day's festivities will include registration, opening remarks, tree planting and exhibitor booths, a tree tour with Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF) and a tree craft activity for kids in the program room at Lakeview Library.

The city says the event is part of Mississauga's commitment to its urban tree canopy. As of now, the city's 2.1 million trees help to filter pollution, increase shade, provide a natural habitat for wildlife, encourage active living and reduce exposure to certain environmental risks.

National Forest Week runs from September 24 to 30 across Canada.

To learn more about Mississauga's National Forest Week event or to RSVP, click here.

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