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More Shade Trees Planted in Surrey to Mark Arbor Day

Surrey Councillors with Douglas Fir mascot at Surrey's Arbour Day Celebration.

May 06, 2012

Surrey, BC – Shade-seekers will particularly enjoy summer at Royal Kwantlen Park this year as 51 more shade trees were planted in commemoration of Arbor Day. Upwards of 400 Surrey residents came out to Surrey’s annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday to help with the planting.

The ceremonial tree planting marking the occasion was attended by members of the public, community group representatives and City of Surrey Councillors Mary Martin, Judy Villeneuve, Martin Hunt, and Linda Hepner.

“These trees will provide shade for people using the park, habitat for local birds, and clean air for our city,” said Councillor Linda Hepner, Chair of the Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee. “The City is committed to providing and maintaining our many parks as an important part of the health and well-being of our community.”

In addition to the arborist-led tree planting, this family-friendly event offered live entertainment, face painting, tree-themed activities, bucket truck rides to the tree tops, and a backyard tree sale.

Surrey’s Arbor Day Celebration is part of its Environmental Extravaganza, a series of more than 80 events and programs hosted by dozens of local community organizations between April 17th Earth Day and June 6th World Ocean Day.

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To find out more about Surrey’s Arbor Day Celebration, please contact:

Greg Ward
Manager, Urban Forestry & Environmental Programs
Surrey Parks, Recreation and Culture Department
604-501-5170