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Nov 27, 2019 Return to Headlines

Join Us to Learn about Tree Plantings and Coquitlam’s Urban Forest

by Caitlin Osborne |

COQUITLAM, BC, Nov. 27, 2019 – Join us at Mountain View Park on Saturday, Dec. 7 to see the latest tree plantings and learn about Coquitlam’s urban forest. 

Event details:

  • Growing Community Roots Information Day
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Mountain View Park, 751 Smith Avenue 

Residents will have the opportunity to speak with City arborists, learn about B.C.’s native tree species and find out how the City is managing local trees in the face of climate change. Residents are also welcome to ask arborists about any tree maintenance and care issues regarding trees on their property.

Drop in to the Urban Forestry booth any time between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take a look at the newest trees to call the park home. A limited number of seedlings and potted trees will also be handed out to residents to plant in their yards, as part of a City of Coquitlam effort to increase the tree canopy on residential properties. Limit of one tree per household.

A total of 38 trees are being planted on City property as part of the Growing Community Roots tree-planting program, thanks in part to a $5,000 grant from Tree Canada. This includes oak, maple, linden, redwood and Persian ironwood. Of these, 11 were planted at Mountain View Park and seven fronting Mountain View Elementary. The remaining trees were planted on Ozada Avenue.

The City of Coquitlam would like to thank the students from Maple Creek Middle and Mountain View Elementary who helped with applying mulch to the new plantings. Students were also provided with seedlings to plant at home.


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