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2017-07-05 - REMINDER: Charlottetown to Host Commemorative Tree Planting

The City of Charlottetown will host a commemorative tree planting as one of fifty communities in Canada that received funding through CN EcoConnexions, Tree Canada’s Tree to Our Nature program and the Government of Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150th.

The commemorative tree planting event will be held on Friday, July 7 at 10 a.m. in Rochford Square. The Confederation Players will emcee and perform two Victorian songs. There are three commemorative trees: a sugar maple, representing Canada; a red oak, representing PEI; and a white birch, representing First Nations. Representatives from Tree Canada, CN, the City of Charlottetown, along with other dignitaries will plant one of the trees in Rochford Square and two will be planted in Victoria Park. The public is encouraged to attend.

This is the sixth year of the CN EcoConnexions - From the Ground Up program, sponsored by CN in partnership with Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom. The program provides funding of up to $25,000 for the greening of municipal and First Nations properties across Canada. The Tree to our Nature program is a Tree Canada 150 project, with funding from the Government of Canada.  

Since CN launched From the Ground Up in 2012, more than 60,000 trees and shrubs have been planted, helping to enhance the environmental and social health of 150 communities across Canada. Through its various tree planting initiatives, including From the Ground Up, CN has planted 1.2 million trees across North America since 2011.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.


Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018
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