The Kapuskasing golf Club is beginning the second phase of its Tree Legacy Project this spring. Club president Alain Noel says they hope to plant another 100 trees with help of sponsors and volunteers and its ‘In Memory of’ program where anyone can plant the tree in memory of a family member.
“We already have about 38 trees sold and more on the way and people are always interested and getting involved in that sense,” he said. “And our members are getting to see that the trees are living and it’s a worthwhile project.”
Noel says phase one went very well.
“We planted well over 100 trees and we have a survival rate of about 80 per cent which is not quite as high as we wanted but was to be expected,” he said. “They were young trees and we had some wind storms and tougher weather so we are happy with the survival rate as it was.”
The Golf Club made a presentation to Town Council on Monday looking for $5,000 to cover half of the cost of the project which was the same amount donated last year. Mayor Dave Plourde says it’s a great project and it will be considered during the upcoming budget discussions.