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Fort St. John
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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FSJ gets Beetle-resistant trees

The BC Transmission Corporation and Tree Canada are hoping to make Fort St. John a little greener.

At a ceremony Monday in the city, the two groups announced over $10,000 dollars in funding to plant trees in lieu of those lost to the pine beetle. The trees will be Engleman Spruce, a Pine Beetle-resistant conifer.

The city plans to put the trees between the Alaska Highway and the frontage road to beautify and provide a sound barrier for businesses along the highway. Additionally, Tree Canada and the BCTC are offering reduced rates for residents looking to replace a beetle-killed Lodgepole Pine on their property with a new tree.

In a one time deal, BCTC will subsidize $80 dollars of the cost of a tree which would normally retail for $150 dollars. Christian Walli, Community Advisor for Tree Canada, says planting a new tree can have benefits beyond helping clean the air. [asset|aid=402|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c58ef1b882cd8a1c32ada1af0780547e-Walli -1_1_Pub.mp3]

Applications for a discounted tree are available at www.treecanada.ca.

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