September 27, 2012
September 26 was National Tree day and LHSC demonstrated its continued commitment to environmental sustainability by taking part in a meaningful way.
Starting on National Tree Day and throughout the fall 36 trees will be planted at Victoria Hospital and 36 trees will be planted at University Hospital with an additional 120 saplings planted at Westminster Ponds.
“As LHSC moves through final stage of redevelopment , we are now in a position to complete a 5 year master site plan for our green spaces, trees and gardens,” says David Crockett, integrated vice-president of facilities management, LHSC and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. “This will see 300 mores trees planted at Victoria Hospital and 350 more trees at Parkwood Hospital abutting lands and roadways.”
Crockett, who believes each person can make a difference to the environment by doing a few things that collectively have a huge impact, has personally planted 3,200 trees in his lifetime. "Trees provide a natural infrastructure canopy with both economic and health benefits,” he says. “They clean the air, produce oxygen, help to manage rain water, provide sun protection, reduce heating and cooling costs, and provide a healthy environment for work and play.”
David Crockett, integrated vice-president of facilities management, LHSC and St. Joseph’s Health Care London plants the first of 72 new trees to appear on the grounds at Victoria Hospital and University Hospital this fall on National Tree Day.