The City of Prince George, Heritage Elementary School, and Prince George Chamber of Commerce celebrated National Tree Day today by planting 16 trees at two City parks.
Moore’s Meadow Nature Park
Three classrooms from Heritage Elementary School helped City parks workers plant 12 Bur Oak, Freeman Maple, and American Elm trees at the southwest end of Moore’s Meadow Nature Park. The newly added trees are located along 1stAve., between Zimmaro Ave. and Claxton Cres., and provide a green buffer between the park and roadway.
The trees were partially funded by a grant from BC Hydro in cooperation with Tree Canada.
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce hosted a celebration today to honour 51 businesses who volunteered to take part in its Chamber Carbon Action Plan (C2AP). Additionally, at the event, the Chamber recognized three organizations that were designated as carbon neutral in 2018 – Northern Lights Estate Winery, Prince George Driving For Life Academy, and Timberline Footfitters.
To celebrate National Tree Day and the three businesses, which became carbon neutral, four Blue Spruce trees were planted at Duchess Park near the playground and dog park. The fourth tree is dedicated to “future business carbon reduction commitments.”
BC Hydro’s Grassroots Grant funded the trees. The C2AP purchased the trees and donated them to the city.