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City of Moncton planting 125 trees in honour of Moncton’s 125th anniversary


April 23, 2014
 
MONCTON – As the City of Moncton prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2015, 125 trees will be planted along the Vaughan Harvey Boulevard median, between Assomption Boulevard and Mountain Road, and the City is inviting residents to ‘put down some roots’ and help in planting those trees on Thursday, May 15.

The event, as the first phase of this project, will take place on Arbor Day from 9 a.m. to noon, when the first 35 trees will be planted by members of the community between Millennium Boulevard and Collishaw Street (near the YMCA). 

As well as adding an aesthetic appeal, these trees will be a living monument to Moncton’s 125th anniversary. 

“The citizens of Moncton have been speaking positively of the value of trees in our urban core,” said Dan Hicks, Supervisor of Parks and Grounds with the City of Moncton. “Planting a significant number of trees along the median on Vaughan Harvey will have a beautiful impact for future generations to enjoy.”

In addition to celebrating Moncton’s 125th anniversary, this project is part of the City’s commitment to the growth and preservation of our urban forest.

For those interested in participating on Arbor Day and help plant trees, please contact the City of Moncton Parks and Leisure Services at 853-3516 or at parksandleisure@moncton.ca

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Media Contact:
 
André Cormier
Communications Officer
City of Moncton
506-859-2686 / andrem.cormier@moncton.ca