March 26, 2014 - 3:51 PM
KELOWNA - In the pursuit of growing Kelowna’s urban canopy, the City of Kelowna is running its NeighbourWoods program again this spring. The residential planting initiative is designed to make our neighbourhoods greener by providing residents the opportunity to purchase trees at a reduced cost.
Interested residents can order their tree from March 28 until April 11. For information on how to sign up for a tree in the NeighbourWoods program, visit kelowna.ca/parks under NeighbourWoods.
“Trees provide a number benefits for our City,” says Blair Stewart, Urban Forestry Supervisor. “They improve air quality, reduce energy consumption and increase quality of life. It is important that we continue to grow and preserve our urban forest for future generations.”
This year, 350 trees will be available at a cost of $30/tree, including taxes. Registrants will have a choice of four trees, each with their own unique characteristics. This year’s selection includes the Black Hawk Mountain Ash, Spring Snow Crabapple, Northwood Maple and French Blue Scotch Pine.
Residents will be able to pick up their tree at the NeighbourWoods event on Saturday, April 26. Councilor Robert Hobson will be participating in the event by planting a tree in the Arboretum. Trees will be available for pick up from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mission Recreation Park Arboretum.
Since 2010, residents have purchased more than 1,800 discounted trees to plant on their properties - helping to make Kelowna a greener place.
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