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Arbor Week 2022 – TREES BREATHE LIFE

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THE THEME FOR 2022 IS TRES BREATHE LIFE.  TAKE A PLEDGE TO KEEP OUR CANOPY GROWING FOR THE FUTURE.

ARBOR WEEK KICKOFF – Thursday, May 19th @1:00pm.  A planting ceremony will be held at the Ukrainian Museum dedicated to the Ukrainian Community.  Trees represent peace, hope and life – something Ukrainians long for at this time.  A representative from City council will be in attendance.  Students, the Open Door Society, the media and the general public are all invited.

QR CODE TREE WALK – Saturday, May 21st to 29th.  The QR Code Interpretive Walk is a guided audio nature walk which teaches the audience about specific trees living in Saskatoon and what they contribute to our urban ecosystems.  This event will be in two park locations: Silverspring Park (710 Konihowski Road) and Victoria Park (corner of 16th Street West and Avenue H South).  Fun for families and friends in small groups.  This event will be up for the entire Arbor Week.

COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING – FOOD FOREST – Sunday, May 29th @1:00pm.  SOS Trees has partnered with a local community garden, Sunnyside Care Home, the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Nature Society to plant fruit trees.  This initiative will be a model connecting vulnerable populations with access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food that improves their food security in a sustainable manner.  This planting will also encourage bird populations in the area with a variety of bird friendly tree and shrub species.  Volunteers can take part in order to learn more about tree planting and the benefits of trees for the community.

A FULL LIST OF ARBOR WEEK ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.sostrees.ca