City to unveil 150 Trees plaque at Trillium Ridge Park - City to unveil 150 Trees plaque at Trillium Ridge Park
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null City to unveil 150 Trees plaque at Trillium Ridge Park
June 6, 2017 -
When: 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 8
Where: Trillium Ridge Park, on Edgar Street near the corner of Taylor Kidd and Centennial
Who: Mayor Bryan Paterson and City staff
What: Unveiling of plaque to commemorate the planting of 150 trees in Kingston that will mark Canada's sesquicentennial year.
Mayor Paterson will unveil the plaque that commemorates the City of Kingston's 150 Trees effort.
Fifteen red maples have been planted in the park to mark Canada's sesquicentennial year. An additional 135 trees are being planted around the city to form the shape of a giant maple leaf. Each one will be marked as a Sesquicentennial Tree. As maple trees have an average life expectancy of 80 to 100 years, the 150 Sesquicentennial Trees planted in 2017 will serve as a long-standing testament to Kingston's commemoration of Canadian Confederation at 150.
A ceremony to celebrate Kingston's 150 Trees effort set for May was cancelled due to poor weather.
The City has committed to doubling Kingston's tree canopy by 2025.
For more information on 150 Trees and other sesquicentennial efforts, go to: www.CityofKingston.ca/Kingston150
For more on the priority to double the City's tree canopy, go to: www.cityofkingston.ca/apps/councilpriorities/tree_canopy.html
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