These trees are being donated by Sooke Home Hardware and Tree Canada, and are being planted in recognition of National Tree Day in Canada.
This flowering green deciduous addition to Sooke was proposed by Kelly Keys, who represented Home Hardware in a delegation (presentation to Council) at the recent Special Council Meeting on September 18.
The Works Department at the District didn’t think they had the machinery to plant trees. Fran Dash, a resident of Sooke who delightfully took to the mic at the Public Input section (where public can comment on any item on the agenda), did point out that Works does indeed have the machinery to plant trees: It’s called a shovel.
Council agreed to contribute $2,000 in funding, which can come from the Parks budget. The trees will be six feet or taller.
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