Regina Designated Tree City of the World for Fourth Consecutive Year Tree Seedling Giveaway June 7
The City of Regina is proud to be recognized as a Tree City of the World by the United Nations for the fourth year in a row. To celebrate this milestone and acknowledge Arbor Day, residents are encouraged to attend a tree seedling giveaway in Victoria Park.
On Wednesday, June 7, 1000 trees will be given away in Victoria Park between 9 a.m. and noon, while supplies last. The selection of trees include Borealis Haskap Honeyberry, Boreal Beast Haskap Honeyberry, Tundra Haskap Honeyberry and Chum Cherry Plum. Quantities will vary and seedlings will be limited to one per person, given away on a first-come first-serve basis.
The tree giveaway events in 2021 and 2022 were an overwhelming success. Residents are encouraged to watch for an additional giveaway in September for National Tree Day.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and Arbor Foundation recognizes Tree Cities of the World that meet core standards on the care and planning of urban trees and forests. The vision of the program is to connect cities around the world to a network dedicated to sharing and adopting the most successful approaches to managing city trees and forests.
Regina was one of the original 68 Tree Cities of the World when the program began. The program has expanded to 169 cities including 22 communities recognized in Canada.
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.
Visit Regina.ca/trees for more information about Regina’s urban forest.