Celebrate Arbor Day 2023

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The City of Brandon in partnership with the Manitoba Urban Forest Council is inviting all members of the public to join us in celebrating Arbor Day on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is to take place at the Keystone Centre around the treed area, south of the main 13th Street entrance.

Attendees will learn more about arboriculture, trees, and Brandon’s urban forest. The following will take place:

Free tree seedlings, while supplies last

Free wood chips, while supplies last

Draws for two trees

Educational booths and arboriculture equipment displays

Children’s activities, including face painting

Tree planting demonstrations

Tree climbing demonstrations

Self-directed and guided tree tours

Free draws will take place at 3 p.m. If the winner(s) are not present, they will be contacted to pick up their prize the following week from the City of Brandon Parks Complex, located at 2020 McGregor Avenue.

In addition to these activities, local musicians from Mecca Productions will be performing from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. Food trucks will also be at the event offering food and beverages for purchase. This family-friendly event is open to all residents and will take place rain or shine.

“As we prepare to host Brandon’s second in-person Arbor Day, we are excited for the opportunity to showcase the importance of planting and caring for trees,” says Stephen Clark, City of Brandon Forestry and Horticulture Chargehand and local representative from the Manitoba Urban Forest Council. “Arbor Day highlights the benefits of the urban forest canopy in our city and promotes arboriculture best practices.”

About Manitoba Urban Forest Council

The Manitoba Urban Forest Council is comprised of representatives from various sectors of the urban forest industry including municipalities, the provincial government, the International Society of Arboriculture, educational institutions, and the arboriculture industry. The Manitoba Urban Forest Council aims to protect, maintain and enhance urban forests by promoting arboriculture best practices, safe work, professional development, information-sharing, and networking in Manitoba.