The City of Regina is celebrating National Tree Day with the second tree seedling giveaway of the year in Victoria Park on September 20.
Residents are invited to pick up a seedling in Victoria Park between 9 a.m. and noon. Only 1,000 seedlings are available so there will be a limit of one per person and available on a first-come first-serve basis.
Choice of tree seedlings include Black Hills Spruce, Siberian Larch and Crystal Blue Spruce. Quantities for each type will vary.
“National Tree Day is a chance to give thanks for the amazing things that trees do for us,” says Russell Eirich, Manager of Open Space Services. “Trees make our individual homes and communities special places to be. Beyond our community, our trees are one small piece of the puzzle to mitigate climate change and make our world a better place.”
Regina has more than 500,000 City and privately owned hand-planted trees that help with flooding, natural cooling and removing the CO2 equivalent of 3,330 mid-sized vehicles from the atmosphere each year. Our urban forest supports our goal of becoming a 100 per cent renewable city by 2050.