Tree For Me event May 5 a big success!

Annette Street and local environment group Green 13 hosted a very successful Tree For Me event on Saturday May 5.

The day dawned sunny and warm. Margo from Tree For Me arrived with a big tent, which was erected at the foot of the driveway. People who had registered for a tree (or trees) signed in under the tent, moved  mid-way up the driveway for their planting demonstration, then picked up their tree(s) and mulch at the top of the driveway. Most people came just before the hour they'd chosen for their demonstration, but thanks to Margo, Paul and Lucy we could offer demonstrations to those who came late or early. We gave away all 152 trees and all the mulch.

This is the 3rd time we've had a Tree For Me event (the first along with the Junction Residents Association; last year and this year along with the Bloor West Village Residents Association) and each year the number of trees  requested has increased. Margo has fine-tuned all the details, making every year's event run more smoothly and efficiently. Margo remarked that Annette Street branch is the only TPL branch currently holding Tree For Me events. Sarah Doucette, our City Councellor, is on the Library Board and will recommend that more branches take part next year.

Thanks to everyone who helped make our Tree For Me event successful and fun! (And thanks for the coffee and muffins, Margo!)