News from Kamloops

April 26, 2016

Celebrate Arbor Day

Kamloops, BC - Interested residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the importance of trees in our community at the annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 29th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm along Uji Way in the west end of Riverside Park.

The event will celebrate the importance of trees with the planting of new trees in the reclaimed area between Uji Way and the railroad tracks.

The City of Kamloops 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


Media Contact:
Shawn Cook, Parks Operations Supervisor
City of Kamloops

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