City Celebrates National Tree Day with Seedling Giveaway on September 21
The City of Regina is celebrating National Tree Day with the second tree seedling giveaway of the year in Victoria Park on September 21.
Residents are invited to join us as we give away 1000 tree seedlings in Victoria Park between 9 a.m. and noon, while supplies last. Choice of tree seedlings include Carmine Jewel Cherry, Ben Nevis Black Currant, Japanese Empress Elm and Honey Queen Raspberry. Quantities for each type will vary. Seedlings will be limited to one per person and given away on a first-come first-serve basis.
“Residents were very excited to take part in the seedling giveaway celebrating our Tree City of the World Designation on Arbour Day earlier this year,” says Russell Eirich, Manager of Open Space Services. “Fall is still a great time to plant trees, and now residents can add to Regina’s urban forest with the opportunity to plant on City property.”
Recently, the Forestry Bylaw was amended to allow residents to plant trees on City property by applying to the Tree Donation Program. Trees planted through this program on public land become the property of the City of Regina and will be maintained by the City once established. For more information about the Tree Donation Program, eligibility, recommended tree species and an application form, please visit Regina.ca/trees
Regina has more than 500,000 City and privately owned hand-planted trees that help with flooding, natural cooling, and remove the CO2 equivalent of 3,330 mid-sized vehicles from the atmosphere each year. Our urban forest supports our goal of becoming a 100 per cent renewable city by 2050.