April 6, 2011
Kamloops, B.C. - As of Monday, April 11th, 2011, the City will be giving out free tree coupons valued at twenty dollars ($20). Residents who would like a tree coupon can pick one up at City Hall at 7 Victoria Street West, or the Public Works Centre at 955 Concordia Way, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.
There are two thousand coupons available and they are on a first come, first served basis, at a limit of one (1) coupon per household. Also, for this year the coupon can be used towards the purchase of fruit trees.
This program is part of the Operation Re-Leaf Program, which aims to plant 20,000 trees in four years. The program has resulted 14,946 trees planted to date and is hoping to achieve the goal by this fall.
The City has other tree planting incentives for residents which include:
For more information or to apply to participate in any of these programs, please visit www.kamloops.ca/trees.
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Shawn Cook, Parks Operations Supervisor
City of Kamloops