New Release – Moose Jaw’s Tree of Significance
MOOSE JAW’S TREE OF SIGNIFICANCE
MOOSE JAW – Canada’s official National Tree Day is an annual event during the last week of September during National Forest Week. It serves as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.
To commemorate this event locally, the City of Moose Jaw Parks & Recreation Department holds the Tree of Significance program annually, asking residents to nominate a tree significant to them in our community. “This program is to encourage residents to take notice and appreciate the trees that make up our Urban Forest. The program allows the public the opportunity to nominate a tree that has significance to themselves or others,” said Parks Gardener, Daily Lennox.
The City of Moose Jaw would like to announce the winning entry for the City’s 2015 Tree of Significance program. The winning tree is a Plains Cottonwood Poplar located in the front yard of 280 River Park Drive in Wakamow. This tree is significant because it is one of the largest in Moose Jaw with the diameter of the trunk being 7.3 feet (circumference of 23 feet).
The City of Moose Jaw would like to thank everyone who nominated a tree this year. All trees of significance (past and present) may be seen on the City’s website at www.moosejaw.ca. The Parks & Recreation Department encourages the residents of Moose Jaw to take notice of and appreciate our Urban Forest.
Daily Lennox, Parks Gardener
City of Moose Jaw
PHONE # (306) 694-4439