Following the advice from BC’s Public Health Officer for social distancing and avoiding large groups, the City has decided to postpone all public engagement events until further notice. This includes any upcoming free educational workshops as part of the Trees in Cities Challenge. The City still encourages private property owners to plant trees and track them on the Tree Tracker.
Global temperatures are rising at rapid rates and strategic, bold action is needed now. Planting more trees in urban areas holds potential to help tackle effects of climate change. The United Nations has invited mayors from around the world to join the Trees in Cities Challenge by making a pledge to plant trees in their city. Victoria is the first city in Canada to join the Challenge.
Due to the current circumstances of COVID-19, the City of Victoria has been advised to postpone all programming at this time. Trees in Cities workshops, tours and events will be rescheduled. Residents and groups can still join the Trees in Cities Challenge by taking the pledge to plant, learning about tree care, and plant trees on their private properties.
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