April 03, 2016 - 1:31 PM
KELOWNA - The City of Kelowna’s annual NeighbourWoods program, a residential planting initiative, will start on Monday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m.
There will be 500 trees available for purchase at a cost of $40 (GST included). Residents will have a choice between Japanese Tree Lilac, Carnival Hedge Maple, Honey Locust "Sunburst", Little Leaf Linden and Sienna Glen Maple.
“The program encourages Kelowna residents to grow and preserve our urban forest by providing trees at an affordable rate,” said Andrew Hunsberger, Urban Forest Health Technician.
“Trees provide a number of benefits and their positive effects can be felt throughout the city.”
New this year, residents will purchase the tree prior to pick-up.
Helping to grow Kelowna’s urban canopy is as easy as one, two, tree.
- View the five tree descriptions online at whttp://www.kelowna.ca/parks under NeighbourWoods.
- Order the tree of choice starting Monday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m. 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.
- Pick the tree up at the NeighbourWoods event on Saturday, April 30 at the Mission Recreation Park Arboretum, 4105 Gordon Drive between 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please bring proof of residency and a vehicle that’s appropriate for transporting a tree.
Residents must have an online account through Active Living and Culture (Rec-Connect) to register online. To set up an online account ahead of time, call 250-469-8800. There are a limited number of each tree type. Trees will be available for purchase until sold out.
The program is restricted to Kelowna residents and has a limit of one tree per household. NeighbourWoods is part of the City’s strategy to grow Kelowna’s urban canopy. Since 2010, residents have purchased more than 2,500 discounted trees to plant on their properties.
For more information about Urban Forestry and the NeighbourWoods program, visit kelowna.ca/parks under NeighbourWoods.
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