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Sage Creek continues to grow with the help of The Winnipeg Releaf Program

Aug 8, 2016

The established community of Sage Creek is home to the stunning landscape of wetlands, native grasses, nature trails, and trees, making it a desirable location to reside. Not only do the architectural builds of the homes making this neighbourhood attractive, but it’s also the trees that make the outdoor surroundings more pleasant and increase the value in property. Most properties get a developer-installed and City-owned tree planted in the City's boulevard in the front yard, but additional trees are the up to homeowners, which can be costly.

As a result, Trees Winnipeg – a non-profit organization – and The City of Winnipeg have collaborated to bring The Winnipeg Releaf Prorgam to residents of neighbourhoods in Winnipeg supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, a TD Bank organization that awards grants to multiple Canadian communities. The role of this program is to encourage homeowners to plant trees on their property as a hope of renewal to Canadian neighbourhoods, providing training on the “Right Tree Right Place” approach and teaching planting techniques that will ensure survival of the newly planted trees.

Consider these questions when planting trees

Many trees have the potential to outlive those who plant them, so remember that your decision will impact the environment for a lifetime. Ask yourself the following questions when planting trees on your property: What kind of tree do I want to have? What kind of wildlife do I want to attract? Will I be planting other vegetation or trees that could affect the growth of this tree I’m planting? Will this tree cause too much shading? Will this tree overhang into neighbouring yards? How will this tree add to the street scape of Sage Creek? What are the soil conditions of this area? What is the climate of this area? These are all questions you can discuss with your neighbours, and considering the following factors will guide you to choosing the right tree.

The Releaf Tree Program

The Releaf Tree Program will be holding a tree planting workshop in September where attendees will be given instruction on how to plant and care for trees for long term. Each person will have the option to choose between varying tree packages that are equipped with trees, mulch, rabbit guards, and tree care resources. Valued at a modest price of $55, residents now have the essential tools to plant trees in the healthiest way possible.

If you are interested in applying for The Winnipeg Releaf Program and would like to attend a workshop, please apply on or before September 1, as the due date is fast approaching!

How does the Winnipeg Releaf Program work?

  1. Choose your favourite tree collections (with a maximum of four collections) to plant.

    Not sure what trees to plant will suit your yard best? Visit Manitoba Hydro “Right Tree Right  Place” and Trees are Good: Tree Selection and Placement

  2. Fill out your contact information and send your payment form and payment information to Trees Winnipeg by the deadline – September 1.

  3. Once Trees Winnipeg receives your order form they will call/email you with an invitation to choose a preferred Tree Planting Workshop session.

  4. Workshops are offered the last two weeks of September, and all must attend to receive package.

  5. Learn about your tree package at the workshop, and take it home with you.

 The Winnipeg ReLeaf Program applications can be dropped off in person from 8 am - 4:30 pm at Insect Control and Forestry Branch offices at 1539 Waverley Street, or scanned and emailed to office@treeswinnipeg.org.

Trees Winnipeg ReLeaf Program

1539 Waverley Street

Winnipeg, MB R3T 4V7

e: office@treeswinnipeg.org

t: (204) 832-7188 (or text)