NeighbourWoods ‘greens’ up Kelowna
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April 20, 2016 - 3:00 PM
KELOWNA - The City of Kelowna’s NeighbourWoods program, a residential planting initiative, has fewer than 40 trees available for purchase.
Interested residents can view the tree descriptions and order the tree of choice online at kelowna.ca/parks under NeighbourWoods or by calling 250-469-8800 to pay by credit card, or by visiting the friendly staff at Parkinson Recreation Centre (1800 Parkinson Way) for cash, debit or credit. There are only two varieties left, the Little Leaf Linden and Carnival Hedge Maple.
“NeighbourWoods is part of the City’s strategy to grow Kelowna’s urban canopy,” said Andrew Hunsberger, Urban Forest Health Technician. “The program proves to be very popular every year as more than 2,500 discounted trees have been purchased to be planted on residential properties since 2010.”
On Saturday, April 30, 500 trees will be improving air quality and energy conservation in their new home, after their pick up.
Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Mission Recreation Park Arboretum
4105 Gordon Dr. (enter off Gordon and Lequime)
Residents are reminded to bring an appropriate vehicle to pick up the tree. Trees that are not picked up during the event will be donated to the City of Kelowna and planted on City property. The City of Kelowna’s Park Services would like to thank the volunteers from the Morningside Rotary Club for their assistance during the event.
City staff will also be on hand to answer questions about gardening, as well as tree health and maintenance.
The program is restricted to Kelowna residents and has a limit of one tree per household.
For more information about the benefits of urban forestry and the NeighbourWoods program, visit kelowna.ca/parks.
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