Seedling giveaway at Gorge Canada Day Picnic

June 26, 2019

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Seedling giveaway at Gorge Canada Day Picnic

Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich will giveaway more than 1,000 native tree seedlings at the Gorge Canada Day Picnic to encourage residents to plant more native trees on their properties.

Residents can visit the Saanich Parks table to pick up a free western red cedar, western white pine, or a Douglas fir seedling. The seedlings are courtesy of Saanich Parks and the Environmental Programs, Policy and Standards branch of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure through the Cuthbert Holmes Park habitat compensation project.

Seedling giveaway at Gorge Canada Day Picnic

Date: Monday, July 1
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Gorge Waterway, Saanich Parks and Recreation tent, near the kids’ area

The Saanich Parks table is hosted in collaboration with the Gorge Tillicum Community Association to promote urban forestry enhancement in the community. The giveaway provides an opportunity for Saanich residents to learn more about their important role in helping to support and grow the urban forest canopy.

Saanich Parks staff will be available to answer questions about:

  • proper tree planting techniques;
  • growth habits of the seedlings;
  • the concept of planting the right tree in the right place; and
  • Saanich’s Boulevard Tree Planting Partnership.

The Gorge Canada Day Picnic is presented by the Gorge Tillicum Community Association.

Learn more

More information about the Gorge Canada Day Picnic is available in the events calendar on


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Megan Catalano
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