April 30, 2014
Celebrate Arbor Day at the Boulevard of Fortune and Leigh Road
Kamloops, B.C. – Interested residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the importance of trees in our community at the annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, May 2nd from 10:00 am to noon at the Boulevard of Fortune and Leigh Road.
The event will celebrate the importance of trees with the planting new ones and finishing the beautification of this boulevard in partnership with CIB, NSBIA and the City of Kamloops.
The City has other tree planting incentives for residents which include:
Aspen Trees – To restore visual screening where there has been a significant loss of trees due to pine beetle infestation and increasing wildfire protection to residential homes, the City will provide aspen trees to qualified homeowners if they agree to irrigate and care for these trees.
Boulevard Tree Planting Program – This program allows neighbourhoods to apply for trees to be planted on their street if homeowners agree to be responsible for irrigating them.
Kamloops Community Forest – This is a Communities in Bloom Legacy Project where people can dedicate a memorial or celebratory tree in the area set aside between Riverside Park and Pioneer Park and in other park areas.
For more information or to apply to participate in any of these programs, please visit www.kamloops.ca/trees.