Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Cultus Lake News

Green Gold

Tree Canada grants Cultus $5000 for fall tree-planting

Staff/Voice file photo

 

January 1, 2011, at Cultus Lake.

 

t takes decades to grow and five minutes to cut it down.

       

In February, Cultus Lake staff applied to Tree Canada for a $5000 grant under the Tree Our Nature Canada 150 Legacy Program to plant trees.

According to minutes from a previous board meeting, 150 communities across the country are eligible to apply for the grant.

Some of the grant provisions call for the community be tasked with the plantings and that only species native to the areas can be planted and also that a big leaf maple tree to represent the Canada's arboreal emblem and the Wester Red Cedar, BC's official provincial tree and also a symbol of local First Nations.

A ceremonial tree will be planted and plaque donated by CN Rail will be dedicated in the fall and attended by First Nations and local political dignitaries.

Cultus Lake's arborist has recommended the trees be planted un September or October giving them the best chance at survival.

No date has been set for the ceremony.


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