September 22, 2021
MOOSE JAW – Today (September 22, 2021) is Canada’s official National Tree Day, and the City of Moose Jaw is proud to announce this year’s Trees of Significance.
The City of Moose Jaw’s Tree of Significance program has been held annually in conjunction with National Tree Day and National Forest Week since it’s inception in 2011. “This program encourages residents to take notice of and appreciate the beauty of our Urban Forest,” explained Sarah Regent, City Horticulturist. “To celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Tree Day and Trees of Significance, we have decided to recognize trees in three different locations because we have so many trees to celebrate here in Moose Jaw.”
The City of Moose Jaw 2021 Trees of Significance are:
- A large American elm on the boulevard at 1030 Henry St. This tree was nominated due its beauty and the love the homeowner has for the tree. They compared the tree to a child – a lot of work, but worth the effort.
- A pair of large spruce trees in front of 1115 Simpson Ave. The nominator has a fond memory of planting these trees with their family approximately 40 years ago. The trees are now excellent examples of how beautiful spruce trees can be in our city.
- A trio of American elms on the median of the 0 block of High St W. These trees were nominated because of their beauty and the shade they provide for the block. These elms have survived the harsh downtown landscape and several construction projects and are therefore a symbol of perseverance, as well as beauty.
All Trees of Significance since the program’s inception in 2011 may be seen with this link on the City’s website. The Parks & Recreation Department encourages Moose Jaw residents to take notice of, and appreciate, our urban forest.