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HRM's spring tree planting program takes root

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (Halifax, NS) – Five urban forest neighbourhoods are participating in a pilot program to significantly increase the number of street trees in HRM as part of the ongoing implementation of the council-approved Urban Forest Master Plan.

Over the past two weeks hundreds of new street trees have been planted on Main Avenue and Willett Street in Fairview, and along Chebucto Road and Connaught Avenue. Planting in the North End urban forest neighbourhood begins this week, with over 200 trees to be planted along Agricola Street, Highland Avenue, the Highland Park ball field and St. Stephen’s Elementary School.

Over 1500 trees are budgeted for planting throughout urban communities in HRM during the spring and fall this year, including Eastern Passage and Colby Village. In years to come these trees will beautify their urban forest neighbourhoods and grow tall to form a protective canopy cover.

The overall goal of the Urban Forest Master Plan is to ensure a sustainable future for our urban forest. The Plan was developed in cooperation with Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies after many years of research, public engagement, workshops and reports.

For more information on HRM’s Urban Forest Master Plan visit

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Media contact:

Tiffany Chase
HRM Communications



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