Join us for Tree Appreciation Day

October 31, 2022

Information Bulletin
For immediate release


Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich will celebrate Tree Appreciation Day with a public tree planting event at Colquitz Park on November 5. The event encourages residents to improve their natural intelligence and enhance Saanich’s urban forests by planting trees.

In 2019, Saanich declared a climate emergency and committed to increasing the number of trees planted in the district. To support this commitment, Saanich Parks is engaged in diverse tree planting initiatives such as Tree Appreciation Day. These tree planting initiatives also help advance Saanich’s strategic goals related to urban forest enhancement, climate action, and environmental leadership.

As part of the event, Saanich Parks staff alongside other passionate volunteers will plant approximately 35 trees that are native to this region and to Canada. This includes, but is not limited to, Garry Oak, Big Leaf Maple, Trembling Aspen, Black Hawthorn, and Serviceberry. Another 45 trees will be planted the week before, together with schoolchildren and community members, as part of Tree Appreciation Week.

Plant trees with Saanich Parks

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Colquitz Park (along the trail heading east towards Brydon Park, between Harder Rd and Viewmont Ave)
What to bring: Gloves, boots and a small shovel or spade

Please consider walking, riding your bike or taking transit to the event.

Learn more

Visit Saanich’s Natural Intelligence and learn more about Tree Appreciation Day at

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Media contact:
Eva Riccius
Senior Manager of Parks