The city wants to find ways to increase our urban forest

The City of Kelowna will host its second Urban Forest Strategy Open House to review progress made on the development of the Urban Forest Strategy.

The open house will be held at the Parkinson Recreation Centre on Tuesday, June 28, from 4 to 7 p.m.

“Trees greatly improve the quality of our lives, however, Kelowna’s urban forests are under threat from development, forest fire and forest health issues such as the pine beetle,” said Blair Stewart, the City of Kelowna’s urban forest health technician.

The city is looking forward to receiving feedback on the proposed strategy and will have information available on the City’s NeighboursWoods program, and how to protect your trees from pine beetles and wildfires. “While the focus of the afternoon is the proposed strategy,” said Stewart, “we also want to engage the community to take an active role in enhancing our urban forest.

Ken Salvail, co-host of AM1150’s Garden Show, will help you identify any pesky tree issues and we will be holding tree planting demonstrations.

Those who attend the open house have a chance to win one of five trees, each valued at $100. For more information on the upcoming open house, visit


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