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Businesses partner with City of Charlottetown to plant 100 trees

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with local businesses on an environmental initiative to have 100 trees planted to offset the annual paper usage of those businesses.

Trees planted represents the annual paper usage of businesses and city

Hal and Cruz Bevan, of Bevan Brothers Limited, planting trees last year as part of the tree planting challenge. (Submitted/City of Charlottetown)

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with local businesses on an environmental initiative to have 100 trees planted to offset their annual paper usage.

Bevan Brothers Limited, Invesco and McInnes Cooper have signed on for this year's tree planting challenge.

Volunteers from the businesses and city staff will plant the trees on Aug. 15. The new trees will be added to the existing Confederation Forest.

To city used an equation cited by Conservatree.org to calculate the approximate number of trees needed to offset the amount of paper each participating business uses in a typical year. The equation is based on one tree producing 8,333 sheets of paper.

The businesses will cover the cost of their trees, which are all P.E.I. native species.

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