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Kamloops gives away free tree coupons

 | April 28, 2010

As of Monday, April 26, the City will be giving out free tree coupons valued at $20. Residents who would like a tree coupon can pick one up at City Hall or the Public Works Centre during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are only a thousand coupons available and they are on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, new for this year the coupon can be used towards the purchase of fruit trees.

This program is part of the Operation Re-Leaf Program in planting 20,000 trees in 4 years.

The City has other tree planting incentives for residents which include:

Aspen Trees – To restore visual screening where there has been a significant loss of trees due to pine beetle infestation and increasing wildfire protection to residential homes, the City will provide aspen trees to qualified homeowners if they agree to irrigate and care for these trees.

Boulevard Tree Planting Program – This program allows neighbourhoods to apply for trees to be planted on their street if homeowners agree to be responsible for irrigating them.

Kamloops Community Forest – This is a Communities in Bloom Legacy Project where people can dedicate a memorial or celebratory tree in the area set aside between Riverside Park and Pioneer Park.

For more information or to apply to participate in any of these programs, please visit www.kamloops.ca/trees.

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