Photos & Video: 2013 Earth Day Tree Planting

April 23, 2013

Minister of Environment Sylvan Richards, Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge and Sousa’s Landscaping owner/MP Jeff Sousa planted a Bermuda Cedar tree in the Queen Elizabeth Park yesterday [Apr 22] to mark Earth Day.

Earth Day Tree Planting, Bermuda April 22 2013 (8)

They also laid down hundreds of flower seeds that contained messages of love, which were gathered during February 2013, when Sousa’s Landscaping and Washington Properties created a ‘Garden of Love’ in The Washington Mall.

Hundreds of local residents left the messages of love on the ‘Love Tree’. The love messages were written on biodegradable heart shaped paper filled with wild flower seeds, and today they were planted along with a Bermuda Cedar donated by Sousa’s Landscaping.

In the coming months it is hoped that the seeds from the paper will sprout a carpet of flowers around the Bermuda Cedar. A plaque will be placed with the tree so that people will be aware of its meaning.

There was also a minute of silence to pay respect to the many people who were affected by the Boston bombings and related incidents this month.

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