Weyerhaeuser marks 100 million trees planted
May 17, 2004 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Weyerhaeuser, in conjunction with the Planting Dreams Program has something to celebrate. Through collaborative eff…
Weyerhaeuser, in conjunction with the Planting Dreams Program has something to celebrate. Through collaborative efforts, the partnership has facilitated the planting of more than 100 million trees in Saskatchewan.
An alliance between Weyerhaeuser and the Saskatchewan Community Schools Association, Planting Dreams represents approximately 100 schools in the western province.
Weyerhaeuser makes an annual financial contribution to the Planting Dreams Program to match its yearly tree plant in Saskatchewan. This year, the company will plant more than 9.1 million trees, culminating in a donation of roughly $91,000 to the Program.
The initiative indicates Weyerhaeuser’s awareness of the cardinal nature of forests to its activities. Chairman, president and CEO Steven Rogel views the company’s involvement in the annual tree plant as a responsibility fundamental to the forestry industry.
“Our company is based on a very simple thing -a tree,” he said. “We take our responsibility toward trees and the forest very seriously.”
Weyerhaeuser embarked upon operations in Saskatchewan in 1986. Since arriving in the province, the company will have planted nearly 105 million trees.
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