Preparations for The City's 2016 ReTree YYC season are well underway. This is the second year of the three-year program.
The City is continuing to address the restoration and resiliency of the urban forest by planting 9,000 new trees and pruning 80,000 more. It is also developing several educational programs and initiatives to promote tree canopy health and encourage individuals and communities to learn and continue to contribute to the recovery.
The City has selected neighbourhoods that will benefit from targeted re-planting. These communities were chosen based on how they were impacted by the 2014 snow storm, the number of existing opportunities for replanting, and community readiness. Five communities in Ward 7 were selected: Brentwood, Cambrian Heights, Charleswood, Collingwood and West Hillhurst.
The City is also hosting a ReTree Fair on May 14th at North Glenmore Park. Calgarians can learn about tree care and pick up some free mulch. Mulch will also be available at all three City-Run landfills between April 1st and May 29th. Bring your own shovel. Limit: one truck load.
Please visit the City’s website for more details.
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