Trees Winnipeg News Stories

August 22, 2020 3:10 pm by Lisa Jones

Tree Winnipeg’s ReLeaf program launches fall effort to get tree seedlings planted in city

August 30, 2020 – A Winnipeg not-for-profit working to see a million new trees planted in the city over the next two decades is doubling its efforts to get tree seedlings into the hands of budding back-yard arborists this year.

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Trees Winnipeg Hold Inaugural fall sale

August 28. 2020 – Thanks to an increased focus on home gardens due to the pandemic, more Winnipeggers are interested in large landscaping projects, which includes planting trees. That prompted Trees Winnipeg to launch its inaugural fall ReLeaf tree sale, taking place between Sept. 11, with pickup on Sept. 26.

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Pandemic focus sidelines other concerns

August 27, 2020 – But as the growing number of orange dots on the mature trees that make up Winnipeg’s treasured tree canopy clearly illustrates, the novel coronavirus is not the only scourge plaguing our city.

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Trees Winnipeg launching fifth annual ReLeaf Tree Planting Program

August 26, 2020 – Trees Winnipeg is launching its fifth annual Winnipeg ReLeaf Tree Planting Program with four different tree packages now available for sale online.

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One Million Tree Challenge to launch fundraising drive

August 8, 2020 – There’s a pandemic, invasive species and remaining damage from last October’s snowstorm to deal with — but the movement to grow Winnipeg’s tree population continues.

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Set your sights on getting it right

Is your heart set on buying and planting a tree?

May 2, 2020 – Deciding which tree to buy and where to plant it is one of the more significant decisions you will make as a homeowner. In the overall scheme of things, the tree you choose will define your property, not only by its mature stature and characteristics but also by its effect on flow and movement throughout your space. Will the tree you select serve its intended function: screening, windbreak, seasonal colour, shade or visual interest or all of these? Set your sights on getting it right by selecting a tree that matches not only your criteria but also the site conditions where it will be planted.

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Letters: March 11, 2020

March 11, 2020 – Green way – I see “Trees Winnipeg” is ready to dig in. Great idea to help our green space.

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Trees Winnipeg announce plans to expand planting program

March 8, 2020 – Trees Winnipeg has announced plans to expand its tree planting program. Due to demand, the non-for-profit charitable organization has more ReLeaf tree packages available for sale this spring for its fifth annual Winnipeg ReLeaf Tree Planting Program, and a second installment of ReLeaf is being added in the fall. Also new this year is a centralized process for the public to pick up their tree packages and attend ReLeaf tree planting and care workshops.

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Cost of Million Tree Challenge set at $43 million

February 5, 2020 – The goal to plant one million more trees in Winnipeg over the next two decades is expected to cost $43 million and require 50,000 new trees each year, according to a city report.The report notes partnerships and fundraising efforts will be key to meeting that target.

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Cost to plant 1M trees in Winnipeg is $43M, city report says

February 5, 2020 – Too bad money doesn’t grow on trees. According to a new report presented to the City of Winnipeg’s protection, community services and parks committee, Mayor Brian Bowman’s goal of planting one million trees will cost about $43 million over the next 20 years.

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One Million Tree Challenge to cost $43M, and $140K is needed to get ball rolling

February 5, 2020 – A not-for-profit organization is asking the city for $140,000 in 2020 to get a campaign going to see one million trees planted in Winnipeg over the next 20 years. The idea for the One Million Tree Challenge — a plan to plant one million trees by the time Winnipeg’s population reaches one million people — was put forward by Mayor Brian Bowman last year.

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Learning to coexist with coyotes and beat the beetles

October 31, 2019 – The challenges facing Winnipeg’s biodiversity

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Après la tempête, la forêt urbaine de Winnipeg plus forte

October 21, 2019 – Les stigmates de la tempête de neige qui a frappé Winnipeg seront visibles pendant plusieurs années, selon les experts. Ils estiment cependant que les arbres en sortiront mieux armés pour affronter de tels événements.

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Why Winnipeg’s tree canopy might be better off after snowstorm’s drubbing

October 21, 2019 – The wounds suffered by Winnipeg’s urban forest from the snowstorm earlier this month may be visible for years, but experts say the city’s trademark trees can recover — and become stronger for it.

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Cleaning up storm-damaged trees could take months: Winnipeg mayor

October 15, 2019 – WINNIPEG — Southern Manitoba remains in cleanup mode this week after a massive storm left a trail of destruction.

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How you can be part of the global tree-planting effort

September 5, 2019 – A study published last month in the journal Science said the best way to fight climate change is to plant at least a trillion trees worldwide. Some countries have undertaken ambitious goals — Ethiopia, for example, is aiming to plant four billion by October. If you’ve been wanting to help in this worldwide effort, but aren’t sure where to start, here are some pointers.

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Residents urged to prepare for loss of trees

August 19, 2019 – A small but destructive emerald green beetle attacking Winnipeg’s urban canopy is making its way through the city and property owners are being warned about impending loss.

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Forest preservation group launches attack on wood-boring insect

August 12, 2019 – As the invasive Emerald Ash Borer infestation continues to ravage the city’s ash tree population, an urban forest preservation group is calling on the public to help prolong the trees’ lives.

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Consternation under the canopy

June 14, 2019 – Elm and ash trees as old as Winnipeg deliver a beautiful outdoor ceiling — but fear for their future is growing as they are unable to withstand the ravages of voracious pests and disease

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Arbor Day Celebrating the Beauty of Winnipeg’s Trees

May 31, 2019 – A day dedicated completely to Winnipeg’s trees and the beauty they bring is planned for Saturday in St. Vital Park.The 16th annual Arbor Day is being put on by Trees Winnipeg and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Prairie Chapter.

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École James Nisbet gets a little greener

May 24, 2019 – Students at École James Nisbet School will be able to enjoy a little shade for generations to come thanks to the work of today’s generation.

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The ‘best-kept secret in Winnipeg’ set for June 1

May 5, 2019 – Community members are invited to branch out and celebrate Winnipeg’s urban forest next month.The Arbor Day 2019 event will be held on Sat., June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Vital Park, next to the duck pond. The event — which will have free admission and activities — has various partners, and is a collaboration between Trees Winnipeg and the International Society of Arboriculture.

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A little ReLeaf for city’s canopy

May 4, 2019 – The giant oak trees of Charleswood are the neighbourhood’s original residents. Aside from the oaks, the area was largely devoid of trees when the community started growing after the Second World War, according to local arborist and Trees Winnipeg president Gerry Engel. Most of the mature trees that shade the neighbourhood today were planted by residents through a government subsidy program — much like the program Trees Winnipeg has been running for the last three years.

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City planting hardier tree types to replace dying elm, ash

March 26, 2019 – Although the city appears to be fighting a losing battle to save its ailing urban forest, it’s replacing dead and dying elm and ash trees with what it believes are less-vulnerable types.

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Non-profit organization hoping to grow people’s interest in tree planting

March 23, 2019 – Plant a tree. That’s the message Trees Winnipeg this spring.And it’s that message that the organization is hoping to get out to the public as they try to encourage Winnipeggers to play a role in the long-term health of the city’s forest canopy.The non-profit organization’s Winnipeg ReLeaf Tree Planting Program is available once again this year, allowing residential and commercial property owners to get tree seedling packages.

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Trees Winnipeg Encourages People to Get Planting This Spring

March 20, 2019 – A non-profit Winnipeg organization is encouraging citizens to get planting as the calendar officially flips to spring today.Trees Winnipeg is marking the first day of the season by inviting green thumbs to its Winnipeg ReLeaf Tree Planting Program, which helps replenish the city’s tree population.

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Celebrating Winnipeg’s trees at Arbor Day

June 2, 2018 – Trees Winnipeg hosted its 15th annual Arbor Day at The Forks on Saturday to celebrate the city’s tree population.

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