Almost 200 new pine trees are taking root on Wednesday in Rainbow Park, courtesy of the three Prince George Rotary clubs (British Columbia, Canada – D 5040) in partnership with the City of Prince George and Industrial Forestry Service.
About 30 Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Prince George, Prince George-Nechako and Prince George-Yellowhead as well as members of the Prince George Rotaract Club, spent the morning planting the seedlings that were donated by Industrial Forestry Service.
“Park lovers in Prince George will benefit from the planting of these trees in Rainbow Park, which will serve to replace many of the trees that were removed a number of years ago due to the mountain pine beetle outbreak,” said Mayor Lyn Hall.
“Council would like to thank Rotary for its continuing outstanding commitment to bettering our community and our environment. Initiatives like these help to make Prince George a fantastic place to live.”
In July 2017, Rotary International President Ian Riseley challenged every Rotarian around the world to plant a tree to demonstrate Rotary’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
“Trees are vital to our environment,” said Kevin Beatty, President of the Rotary Club of Prince George.
“They provide oxygen, store carbon, provide shelter and stabilise soil.
“Rotarians also provide many of these components in our community and around the world.”
“Prince George Rotarians continue to be deeply committed to making our community ‘greener’ and specifically, Rainbow Park as an even more inviting choice for family outings,” added Dave Wilbur, President of the Rotary Club of Prince George-Yellowhead.
“The Rotary Club of Prince George-Nechako is proud to be part of this project,” said the club’s President Robert Quibell.
“We are grateful to the City of Prince George and IFS for turning this project into a reality.”
Source: Prince George Citizen