Nursery, city promoting treeplanting projectComox Valley Record - Courtenay,British Columbia,Canada
River Meadow Farms Nursery and the City of Courtenay are partnering in a project they hope will see residents plant 1,000 trees.
Council authorized staff to enter into a partnership whereby the nursery will sell residents trees at a discounted rate to plant on residential property in an effort to increase the urban tree canopy and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the city Monday.
This tree-planting initiative is a recommended action of the city’s Corporate Climate Action Strategy.
The residential tree planting partnership is proposed to launch this March as the 1,000 Trees program.
The goal of the program is to have residents plant 1,000 trees, which would equate to a two-tonne annual GHG offset or a 160-tonne offset through the estimated 80-year carbon-removing life of the trees, noted Henderson and Wiwchar.