Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Fernwood Community Orchard

›› Alex Harned

The City of Victoria is offering a series of free, monthly workshops on tree planting and maintenance as a part of the UNECE global campaign, Trees in Cities Challenge wherein cities around the world are working to catalyze nature-based solutions to climate change. Victoria is the first city in Canada to join the Challenge!

The City would like to work ­alongside community to help meet the goal of ­planting 5,000 trees on public and ­private land by the end of 2020. This can include planting trees on your own private ­property, volunteering at a community tree planting day in your neighbourhood, and learn about tree selection, planting ­techniques, pruning, and long-term tree care at the free monthly tree-care ­workshops.

As a partnership with the Fernwood NRG’s Community Orchard, the City is offering a Tree Care and Fruit Tree ­Pruning Workshop on Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00am to 1:00pm. ­The workshop begins at the Fernwood Community ­Centre. ­Register online at

Join the Trees in Cities Challenge in four easy steps: Pledge to plant trees, learn about tree care, record your trees in the Tree Tracker, and learn how to become a Tree Champion.

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