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Help Vancouver’s Urban Forest And Plant A Tree

2 Apr

FlowersofAppleTreePasipHelp Vancouver’s urban forest and plant a tree. It’s that easy and Treekeepers makes it affordable as well. TreeKeepers is a non-profit partnership between Tree City and the Environmental Youth Alliance working with the City of Vancouver to grow our urban forest.  Every tree you plant provides ecological, economic and cultural benefits.  David Tracey, Executive Director of Treekeepers states in a recent Vancouver Courier article that “trees provide cleaner air and intercept rainwater so fewer stormwater infrastructures are necessary. He also said trees give us aesthetic pleasure by softening the harsh lines of infrastructure and maintain a thriving biodiversity by providing habitats for birds and insects.”    There are a variety of trees including fruit bearing (apple, plum and fig), flowering and evergreen trees available.  This April you can pick up a tree for the very reasonable price of $10 – $15, but you must pre-order your trees. To pre-order a tree visit Treekeepers.

List of upcoming tree sales in East Vancouver:

 April 11 – Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive 1:00 to 2:30 pm

 April 18 – Slocan Park, 2750 East 29th Avenue, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

 April 18 – Sunset Rink, 390 East 51st Avenue, 2:00 pm  to 3:30 pm

 April 19 – Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street, 10:00 to 11:30 am

 April 22 – Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Do your part to help create the world’s greenest City and plant a tree.

Photo Credit (Above): Pasi Pitkanen
Photo Credit (Below): Makio Kusaharamaple-leaves-1116091-mHirektasu

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