Jamieson Laboratories president Vic Neufeld said a few of his CEO buddies are "kicking themselves" for not jumping on board when he first proposed pooling corporate donations to help in
, Wednesday's formal dedication of Jamieson Woods is just the start for the company, which plans on planting 7,000 trees per year over the next decade.
said talks are also underway with the Essex Region Conservation Authority on a much bigger single effort.
"What I want is a 100-acre tract - I want a Jamieson
forest," said Neufeld
The idea is to compensate nature for the 450 tonnes of paper products Jamieson uses, two-thirds of which, Neufeld
adds, is from recycled stock.
Francis said Neufeld, who is also chairman of Enwin Utilities, will continue lobbying his fellow corporate leaders to get involved.
"There should be many, many others considering this," said Neufeld
, adding he
was "most pleased with the result" of Jamieson Woods, created by city workers.