The City of Charlottetown hosted a commemorative tree planting in Rochford Square, as one of fifty communities in Canada that received funding through CN EcoConnexions, Tree Canada’s Tree to Our Nature program and the Government of Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150th.
Three commemorative trees will be planted, including: a red maple, representing Canada; a red oak, representing PEI; and a white birch, representing First Nations. Representatives from Tree Canada, CN, the City of Charlottetown, along with other dignitaries planted one of the trees in Rochford Square and the two other trees will be planted in Victoria Park.
This is the sixth year of the CN EcoConnexions - From the Ground Up program, sponsored by CN in partnership with Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom. The program provides funding of up to $25,000 for the greening of municipal and First Nations properties across Canada. The Tree to our Nature program is a Tree Canada 150 project, with funding from the Government of Canada.
Since CN launched From the Ground Up in 2012, more than 60,000 trees and shrubs have been planted, helping to enhance the environmental and social health of 150 communities across Canada. Through its various tree planting initiatives, including From the Ground Up, CN has planted 1.2 million trees across North America since 2011.
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.
Photo cutline: From left; Sean Finn, CN Executive Vice-President Corporate Services and Chief Legal; Richard Brown, MLA for Charlottetown Victoria Park; Sean Casey, MP for Charlottetown; Mayor Clifford Lee, City of Charlottetown; Chief Matilda Ramjattan, Lennox Island First Nation; Mike Rose, President of Tree Canada and the Honorable H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of PEI, plant a commemorative red maple tree in Rochford Square.
City of Charlottetown