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Trees planted at l’École secondaire catholique de Plantagenet for Earth Day

On Monday, May 7, 2018, it was planting day for a group of students from the Intermediate Building at the Catholic High School in Plantagenet. Led by Charles Tittley, deputy director, and several members of Boisés Est, students created the foundations of a windbreak hedge by planting two rows of trees made of silver maples and white spruce trees on to grounds owned by the Eastern Ontario Catholic District School Board (CSDCEO), located near the school. Bernard Filion, treasurer of Boisés Est, who was on hand, highlights the enthusiasm of the participants, ‘a real tornado’, he says, but a constructive tornado!

The Intermediate Pavilion and Boisés Est collaborate each year in several activities aimed at familiarizing students with the forest. It is already planned to return to the field in June to check that the small trees have started to grow, and protect them from raspberries and other plants that may suffocate them.

Planting is good, but ensuring the long-term survival of plantations is even better.

For more information, contact Jean-Claude Havard, Boisés East, 613-673-3089 – [email protected]

 

Le lundi 7 mai 2018, c’était jour de plantation pour un groupe d’élèves du Pavillon Intermédiaire de l’École secondaire catholique de Plantagenet. Encadrés par Charles Tittley, directeur-adjoint, et plusieurs membres de Boisés Est, les jeunes ont créé les bases d’une haie brise-vent en plantant deux rangées d’arbres composées d’érables argentés et d’épinettes blanches  sur un terrain appartenant au Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO), situé près de l’école. Bernard Filion, trésorier de Boisés Est, qui était de la partie, souligne l’enthousiasme des participants,  ‘une vraie tornade’, dit-il, mais une tornade constructive !

Le Pavillon Intermédiaire et Boisés Est collaborent chaque année à plusieurs activités visant à familiariser les élèves avec la forêt. Il est déjà prévu de retourner sur le terrain en juin pour vérifier que les petits arbres ont commencé à grandir, et les protéger des framboisiers et autres plantes qui risquent de les étouffer.

Planter, c’est bien mais veiller à la survie des plantations à long terme, c’est encore mieux.

 

Pour toute information, s’adresser à Jean-Claude Havard, Boisés Est, 613-673-3089 – [email protected].


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