The Annual Junior Forest Wardens Tree Sale is a sign for many that summer is just about here. The event traditionally happens Saturday, the day before Father’s Day, and over the past 18 years many proud papas have received Tree Sale stuff for their dedicated day. It makes a perfect gift because it will progress the garden, get dad out to dig, and last and last and last. The kids grow and go, but a good tree will stand in its spot for a hundred years.
CDs Trees and JFW established an excellent partnership in 2013. For its first 17 or so years, the JFW Tree Sale was held at the Forest Ecology Centre on Brookfield Road. Exciting new projects there in 2013 led JFW to CDs Trees.
Owned by Chris and Debbie Swyers, CDs Trees is a magical place filled with sights and sounds and scents of joy. Junior Forest Wardens are not the only ones who think so – in 2014 CDs Trees received an Honourable Mention for Canadian Nursery Landscape Association’s Garden Centre of the Year Award.
Like all Junior Forest Wardens events, the Tree Sale is a family affair. Moms, Dads and kids from 5-18 make up the Junior Forest Warden groups. The groups are self-organized, and adventures vary from group to group and meeting to meeting. Tree Sale Day is an annual highlight, when Wardens have an amazing time helping customers, pushing and pulling carts and wagons, and getting up close with nature.
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