City celebrates National Tree Day with new apple trees
September 23, 2020
The City of Fort St. John is celebrating National Tree Day with the planting of a dozen apple trees at the Pomeroy Sport Centre thanks to Tree Canada’s Edible Trees Grant and funding from Pembina Pipeline Corporation. The newly planted apple trees, that replace trees removed due to infections with Black Knot, consist of Norland, Parkland, Goodland, and Battleford apple varieties.
“Thanks to Tree Canada’s Edible Tree Grant and funding from Pembina Pipeline Corporation, we are able to grow our edible landscaping program. Council heard the community through our Official Community Plan and is committed to enhancing food security for our residents. The addition of these new trees will provide citizens with the opportunity to harvest the foods produced, ” stated Mayor Lori Ackerman.
Additionally, the new trees support the City’s commitment to increasing the tree canopy in the community to help realize the numerous environmental, social, health and economic benefits of trees.
About Tree Canada:
Tree Canada (treecanada.ca) is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments. Through our programs, research and educational efforts, we have helped restore tree cover in areas hit by natural disasters, guided communities in managing their urban forests, helped green 660 schoolyards and organized urban forest conferences. To date, with our community partners and sponsors, we have planted more than 82 million trees.
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