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June 18, 2003
Media Advisory: Children assist the Toronto Tree Advocate, Councillor Joe Pantalone in planting the 200,000th addition to the Urban Forest
  
Councillor Joe Pantalone, the City's Tree Advocate, has invited 16 children
from the senior preschool class at the Hester How Daycare Centre to participate
in the planting of a tree at City Hall. The tree planting will celebrate the
200,000th new addition to Toronto's Urban Forest through the Toronto Tree
Advocacy Program (TAPP). TAPP was initiated by Councillor Pantalone four years
ago to protect, restore and increase the tree canopy that is so vital to our
quality of life.

So that the children understand the importance of trees, Toronto Parks and
Recreation Director John Macintyre will read the story, Franklin Plants a Tree,
to them before they help Councillor Pantalone plant the hackberry tree.

After the tree planting, a plaque will be installed to commemorate the event.

Date: Thursday, June 19
Time: 10:30 a.m. (storytime) // 10:40 a.m. (planting)
Place: On the lawn, west of Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, 100
Queen Street West (near the flagpole, just north of the statue of Winston
Churchill)

Media contacts:
Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Hotline, 416-560-8726
Tree Advocate Joe Pantalone, 416-392-4009



 

 

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