October 14, 2020
Moose Jaw, SK – The City of Moose Jaw’s Tree of Significance program has been recognized by the Saskatchewan Communities In Bloom program.
The program, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), recognizes beautification efforts in Saskatchewan communities.
Due to COVID-19, this year the SPRA created seven special recognition awards in response to the cancellation of community evaluations.
The City of Moose Jaw was given a Special Recognition Award for the Tree of Significance program. Every year the City of Moose Jaw invites residents to nominate trees that carry special qualities, either because of historical significance, uniqueness, age, size or shape. Trees nominated should be accessible to the public such as in public or institutional spaces (eg. parks and schools) or the front or side yards of residential homes.
The Tree of Significance program was started in 2011 as a celebration of the first ever National Tree Day in Canada. The 2020 Tree of Significance was awarded to a large weeping birch in the front yard of 1515 Spadina St.