Tree Power returns to Stratford! (press release, March 3, 2022) – Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Tree Power returns to Stratford! (press release, March 3, 2022)

Festival Hydro, the City of Stratford Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee and the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) have once again partnered to make native hardwood trees available and affordable to residents of Stratford. The Hydro Tree Power Festival program launched in 2021 and has been extremely well received, with trees selling out quickly.

Tree orders for this year will open online March 7, 2022 at 10 a.m., at www.festivalhydrotreepower.ca. Trees can be picked up in Stratford on Saturday April 9.

The goal of this project is to create a greener and more beautiful community by adding native trees.

“We have been encouraged by the tremendous support for the Tree Power program in 2021 and are very pleased to be working with the staff of the UTRCA and the City of Stratford Energy and Environment Advisory Committee again in 2022.,said Jeff Graham, CEO, Festival Hydro. “Our continued support for the program demonstrates Festival Hydro’s commitment to initiatives that support an environmentally sustainable future for our communities.

Jo-Dee Burbach, Stratford Town Councilor and Chair of the Energy and Environment Advisory Committee, said, “The Tree Power program is great for Stratford in so many ways. Not only is it convenient and affordable for homeowners to add a tree to their properties, but it also increases the number of native trees growing in the city. Some of the many benefits of these additional trees include increasing our urban canopy, absorbing carbon dioxide, creating more habitat for local wildlife, and enhancing the beauty of our community.

Project partners provided funding and in-kind donations: Festival Hydro, Town of Stratford, Town of Stratford Energy and Environment Advisory Committee, Upper Thames River Conservation Authority.

Please visit www.festivalhydrotreepower.ca for more information.

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority has helped plant over 12,000,000 trees.

Contact: John Enright, Forester or Emily Chandler, Research and Communications Assistant

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