Families from JFW St. John’s East and our host hit Route 10 and wound down to Renews Cappahayden on Sunday the 18th, for the annual Batesville plant. The timing was perfect because Sunday was the start of National Forestry Week, and the sunshine was a special gift, especially since we passed through several weather systems before arriving on site.
The crew dropped about 800 black spruce seedlings at the Renews-Cappahayden Waste Management Site. The plant was led by planter-man Brent, and it was our third year of planting in the area. All were pleased to see a much improved survival rate – the forest is coming!
Thanks to all who made it happen – Foresty and Agrifoods for the seedlings and planters, Eastern Region Service Board for the space that needed trees, and Batesville Canada, who will be making a donation to the Junior Forest Wardens as part of the Living Memorial program.
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