A formal ceremony and planting of a Linden tree will mark Arbor Day today.
The City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg School Division No. 1 will plant the tree at Carpathia Elementary School at 11:30 a.m. following an assembly 30 minutes earlier.
Arbor Day symbolizes the importance of conservation and the significance of trees and forests. It originally began in Nebraska in 1872.
Deputy Mayor Justin Swandel and River Heights councillor John Orlikow will preside over today’s ceremony, along with school officials and a city forester.
As part of the celebration, Trees Winnipeg (Coalition to Save the Elms) will formally announce the launch of The Winnipeg Historic Tree Protection Program.
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