BC Timber Sales, Red Cross donate trees

Over 7,000 plugs (young trees) were handed out to folks that were burned out during the August 2015 firestorm in the Rock Creek area.

Scott Leslie of BC Tree Services (second from right) demonstrates the correct plant process and describing the appropriate care.

In late April, over 7,000 plugs (young trees) were handed out to the folks that were burned out during the August 2015 firestorm.

With the assistance of Vicki Gee, regional director of Area E/West Boundary, Hansinger’s Nurseries of Westbridge co-ordinated the acquisition and delivery of some 10,000 tree plugs to Westbridge Hall where they were distributed.

The tree plugs were donated by BC Timber Services of Grand Forks and the Canadian Red Cross.

Scott Leslie of BC Tree Services demonstrated the correct plant process and described the appropriate care. Also of benefit was one of the knowledgeable tree planting Westbridge residents and a resident of Rock Creek that donated their time to assist the folks on the correct planting process.

It was an excellent two days with the exception of the needed rain on Sunday afternoon. The use of the Westbridge Hall property for the distribution was excellent and the remaining, approximately 3,000 trees are available at Hansinger’s Nurseries. Please contact Jeff Sarsons at 250-446-2988 for further instructions.

Local Women’s Institute ladies were on hand to supply coffee, cookies and watermelon. Again, thanks to everyone that made the distribution of the tree plugs a success.



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