Re-Tree BC

May 2013 Update

On May 30th the Presidium Re-Tree BC initiative was kicked off at the Kamloops Golf and Country Club. The initiative seeks to begin replacing our local environment with much needed indigenous tree replenishment after the devastation caused by the outbreak of the Pine Beetle in British Columbia over the last decade. Presidium, along with partners Lyons Landscaping and Kamloops Golf and Country Club, planted 6 trees, including oak, pine, and maple. Funds are raised through business sponsors as well as the sale of computer equipment through Presidium. If you would like to become a sponsor please contact Garreth via email at garreth@pnoc.ca.

Photo from Left: Garreth Mawdsley (Partner Presidium), Colin Lyon (Lyons Landscaping Owner), Howard Brown (Lyons Landscaping building/systems manager), Travis Olsen (KGCC superintendent), Harold Simkin (KGCC general manager/director of golf), Vincent Kong KGCC President)

Photo from Left: Garreth Mawdsley (Partner Presidium), Colin Lyon (Lyons Landscaping Owner), Howard Brown (Lyons Landscaping building/systems manager), Travis Olsen (KGCC superintendent), Harold Simkin (KGCC general manager/director of golf), Vincent Kong KGCC President)

The Presidium Re-Tree BC Initiative

While technology has long since been seen as the enemy of the environment, we at Presidium aim to quell this misconception. For that reason, we have started the Presidium Re-Tree BC initiative. In an effort to repair some of the damage the pine beetle has done to Canada’s boreal forest, Presidium and its partners have pledged to aid in replenishing the indigenous tree population of British Columbia. For every PC, laptop, and server sold through Presidium, a tree will be planted and tended. In partnership with Kamloops business Lyons Landscaping, an indigenous tree will be purchased and planted locally at the Kamloops Golf & Country Club, whom have graciously donated space for our trees to grow as well as assistance in management of our new trees. As we grow, Presidium hopes to replenish as much of the local species as we can. There are, unfortunately, thousands of trees that have been lost as a result of the pine beetle over the last decade. We see this as an opportunity and a challenge!

Presidium would like to thank its partners

  • Lyons Landscaping: for graciously coming to the aid of Presidium in procuring trees for use in the Presidium Re-Tree BC initiative
  • Kamloops Golf & Country Club: for generously providing the initiative with a ecologically perfect location for growing as well as assistance in managing and maintaining the trees.
  • All of our clients, without whose support the initiative would be utterly impossible.

Thank you!

For further reading on the pine beetle and its effects

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