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September 24, 2013
City of Toronto unveils Every Tree Counts on National Tree Day
Toronto's Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, Councillor Paul Ainslie (Ward 43 Scarborough East), Chair of the City's Parks and Environment Committee, and Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park) will join Federal Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, Dr. Sandy Smith from Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and City staff to unveil the Every Tree Counts installation in High Park on National Tree Day.

Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 220 West Rd, beside the Black Oak Café in High Park. Follow West Road from High Park's main park entrance off Bloor Street West.

The event will also feature arborist demonstrations.

The Every Tree Counts initiative features four installations, designed to bring attention to the value of urban trees, and will be located across the city.

National Tree Day is recognized on the Wednesday of National Forest Week, which is held every year in September. National Tree Day received consent from the House of Commons on March 2, 2011 through a private member's motion in the House of Commons.

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