KSB Canada staff enjoys a day in the sun while contributing to the One Million Trees Mississauga campaign. Photo: KSB Canada.
Mississauga, ON – In 2014, to mark the 25th anniversary of the company’s presence in Canada, the staff at KSB Pumps planted 155 trees as a contribution to the One Million Trees Mississauga initiative (www.onemilliontrees.ca). This year, the KSB team returned and added another 150 trees to the ‘forest’ that is taking shape in Mississauga’s Garnetwood Park.
“This is a wonderful way to support our community,” said Mike Blundell, president and CEO for KSB in Canada and the US. “These trees also symbolize KSB’s commitment to a sustainable future. KSB promotes energy conservation by manufacturing some of the most efficient pumps available to industries and municipal water systems.”
The goal of the campaign is to add a million trees to Mississauga by 2032 – on top of the 2.1 million trees currently growing on the city’s public and private land. It took just 1 hour and 15 min for KSB’s 20-member team to plant this year’s 150 trees – that’s two trees every minute. “Doing this year after year, we get more experienced – and faster,” commented Blundell. “If more saplings had been available, we could have planted a lot more.”
KSB’s planting team was encouraged by the success of the 2014 campaign. Of the 155 trees planted last year, 90% of them survived. Usually, the experts anticipate a survival rate of 70%-80%. “So it looks like we have the famous green thumb,” said Blundell.