Manitoba planted its sixth millionth tree on Wednesday as part of its successful Trees for Tomorrow program.
Premier Greg Selinger marked National Tree Day during a planting ceremony near Odena Circle at The Forks alongside the Manitoba Forestry Association. The tree is part of a program that committed to plant five million by 2012. An additional one million trees were added to the goal in 2011.
“Planting a tree is one way to make a difference and support the health of our environment,” Selinger said. “These six million trees will help reduce greenhouse gases, as well as reduce soil erosion, create wildlife habitat, enhance the beauty of property and provide health benefits for families around the province.”
The public can share their suggestions for the development of a new tree program through the TomorrowNow website.