September 23, 2020
Moose Jaw, SK – In celebration of Canada’s official National Tree Day, the City of Moose Jaw is proud to announce this year’s Tree of Significance.
National Tree Day this year is September 23, coinciding with National Forest Week (September 20-26). The City of Moose Jaw’s Tree of Significance program is held annually in conjunction with these events. “This program encourages residents to take notice of and appreciate our Urban Forest,” explained City Horticulturalist, Sarah Regent. “It is also a chance to bring awareness to a tree with special significance in our community.”
The City thanks all who supplied nominations and is pleased to announce the 2020 Tree of Significance: a large weeping birch in the front yard of 1515 Spadina St.
This tree is one of the few fully mature weeping birches left in Moose Jaw after Bronze Birch Borer caused the death of most of the birch tree population.
All Trees of Significance since the program’s inception in 2011 may be seen on the City’s website: https://moosejaw.ca/parks/horticulture/tree-of-significance/tree-of-significance. The Parks & Recreation Department encourages Moose Jaw residents to take notice of, and appreciate, our urban forest.