News Release - Parks & Recreation Announces Moose Jaw’s 2016 Tree of Significance
Parks & Recreation Announces Moose Jaw’s 2016 Tree of Significance
MOOSE JAW - Canada’s official National Tree Day is an annual event occurring on the Wednesday of 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, asking residents to nominate a tree significant to them in our community. “This program encourages residents to take notice of and appreciate our Urban Forest. It is also a chance for people to recognize a tree significant to themselves or to others,” commented Sarah Regent, the City’s Parks Gardener.
The 2016 Tree of Significance winner is an elm located to the west of the 9th Avenue Bridge. This tree is significant because it has survived two floods, the construction of the 9th Avenue Bridge and is a reminder of the neighbourhood that once existed in Hamilton Flats. A large bow has been placed on this tree to celebrate its significance and to help residents identify it.
The City of Moose Jaw would like to thank everyone who nominated a tree this year. Photos of all trees of significance (past and present) may be viewed on the City’s website at http://www.moosejaw.ca/parks/horticulture/tree-of-significance
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