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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

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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