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Constructing a Greener London

Project type: 
Million Tree Challenge

Walker Construction at Knollwood PS

Million Tree Challenge Partner, R. A. Walker Construction Ltd., is a diversified company that has been serving London Ontario and surrounding area for over 40 years. This family owned company specializes in everything from small custom work to large scale engineered projects.  Nathan Walker, the President of R. A. Walker Construction, has been very involved and supportive of both ReForest London and the Million Tree Challenge for the past three years.  

Nathan Walker“If making the world a greener place is a priority,” Walker said, “then London’s Million Tree Challenge is the best initiative to get your business and employees involved in. I have always had an interest in keeping the earth a greener place. Saving and transplanting has always been a priority with me.” 

Walker Construction's Partner actions are varied, including the donation of their staff’s time and equipment on several occasions including five days of a dump truck and driver for the 2015 Neighbourhood Tree Blitz as well as three days of trucks and volunteers for this year’s Neighbourhood ReLeaf Tree Blitzes. This type of in-kind support is invaluable. 

When asked what the best part of volunteering is, Walker noted, Getting our employees involved so they’re not strictly at work all the time. I think it’s important to help out where you can and where you are able to. I’m not after recognition, just to be part of a great cause.”

Walker Construction has also sponsored seedling giveaways at the Western Fair for two years and has purchased tree gifts – both excellent ways to show community support.

Walker Construction at Tree Blitz Nathan Walker, has been very involved volunteering his time on the Residential Action Team where they developed ideas such as the Neighbourhood Tree Blitz.“I really enjoy the people, great experiences, and the Pub Nights are always a lot of fun! When asked what his favourite tree is, Walker said, “Being Canadian, the Maple tree of course as it is a symbol of our great country but my favourite tree is one that grows out west, the Arbutus tree.” 

Thank you, Nathan Walker and staff at R.A. Walker Construction for your time and your support of London’s Million Tree Challenge. Your contributions are many and much appreciated.