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Friday: Kelowna offers trees for first 400 households

Friday: Kelowna offers trees for first 400 households

Helping to grow Kelowna’s urban canopy is as easy as one, two, tree. The City of Kelowna’s annual NeighbourWoods program, a residential planting initiative, will start on Friday, March 27.

Open to Kelowna residents, the program has a limit of one tree per household. This year, there will be 400 trees available for purchase at a cost of $40 (GST included).

“The program helps encourage 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.”

Japanese flowing pear, courtesy of bylands.com

Japanese tree lilac,  courtesy of bylands.com

The four tree types available this year are:

Interested residents register for the tree of their choice online at kelowna.ca/parks under NeighbourWoods.

Residents will be able to pick up their tree at the NeighbourWoods event on Saturday, April 25 at the Mission Recreation Park Arboretum, 4105 Gordon Dr. from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NeighbourWoods is part of the City’s strategy to grow Kelowna’s urban canopy. Since 2010, residents have purchased more than 2,100 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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