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Community Comes Together for Tree Planting in Kinsmen Park

by Shanine Sealey

For Zak’s Building Group, community is a top priority, which was shown first-hand on Friday, June 2nd as they came together with the City of Martensville and local schools to plant 140 trees within Kinsmen Park.

Each year, Zak’s donates 25% of the profits from lumber sales to tree planting in communities that are within their trading area. This year marked the third year the company has done this, with the first year seeing a tree planting take place at the Warman Dog Park and the following year multiple parks within Hague were donned with new greenery.

“The environment and community are both important to us at Zak’s, so this is a perfect way to give back in both areas. We realize that we are in the business of selling trees, so we think it is important to put back into that. We also live and thrive in these communities, so we want to support the people that support us,” Wyatt Zacharias, CRO of Zak’s Building Group, stated.

Zak’s worked closely with Martensville City Council and City Administration to choose the perfect location to plant the variety of trees and Kinsmen Park was chosen as the ideal location. The trees were planted on the east side of the park along the walking trails.

Students from Valley Manor School and Venture Heights School were on hand to help plant the trees, which they did following a demonstration from City of Martensville Manager of Parks and Facilities Donald Crowe, who reminded them to plant “green side up”.

“We think it is important to educate the next generation on these important initiatives and about giving back to the environment,” Zacharias added.

Zak’s also unveiled their new reforestation logo, which was designed by Martensville High School student Clara Akister, who won the logo contest, along with a $1000 prize for having the chosen design.

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