MASSE & CUPE Local 82 PARTICIPATE IN CHARITY TREE REMOVAL

$1000 Donation to Downtown Mission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

October 17, 2014

 MASSE PARTICIPATES IN CHARITY TREE REMOVAL

WINDSOR – Brian Masse MP (Windsor West) along with volunteers from CUPE Local 82, Arborist-Gaeton Taillon, Forestry Assistants - Bill Synnott, Pat Heney and Chet Salisbury, President Rob Kolody and Community Awareness Stward Leilani Logronio will remove a dead cherry tree from Masse’s property for charity tomorrow morning.

  “Every tree is either an asset or liability and when a professional tree risk assessment uncovers a potential issue such in my case where the tree is damaged or diseased beyond repair – tree removal is required,” said Masse. “We have a professional arborist who will work with us to safely and efficiently remove the tree.” Masse added.

 Masse has personally planted 6 other trees to ensure that the environmental benefits are sustained.  Masse stated “We need to start a culture of planting and replacing trees now. Planting trees in your neighborhood really is one of the best things you can do for the local environment”.

 There are many benefits that planting trees can provide, besides producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and contaminants from the air, trees have many other social, economic, and environmental benefits.

 “We are pleased to volunteer our personal time and equipment to help make a difference in our community”, said CUPE Local 82 President Rob Kolody.

 The group has raised approximately $40,000 over the past 3 years which they have donated to various organizations. A donation of $1000 will be made to benefit the Downtown Mission.

 Photos of the tree removal will be posted on Masse’s Twitter and Facebook feed Saturday morning.

 

MASSE will be available for comment on

 Friday October 17, 2014

 

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For more information contact the office of Brian Masse  519-255-1631