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Commemorative Tree Program




Commemorative Tree Program


Consider a bequest/living legacy through the City of Armstrong Commemorative Tree Program

In May, 1998, the Council of the day, when considering the Communities In Bloom Program, conceived the notion of a Commemorative Tree Program.

Council's first concern was Otter Lake Road as it had been identified that many of the beautiful historical White Ash trees that arched the street were in need of immediate attention and eight would need to be removed.  Council decided to replace the trees with 20', 4" diameter White Ash trees that would eventually be big enough to replace older trees.  They further planned to ultimately have them silvicultured at our Sewage Treatment Reservoir on five acres the City has allowed Riverside Forest Products Ltd. in conjunction with local schools, to use for a Community Resource Project as a learning opportunity for students.

Council developed the program with the idea that people may appreciate an opportunity to plant a tree in memory of someone special, and have a plaque placed on a cairn that has since been located along Otter Lake Road.  At the same time, this would help to maintain the picturesque beauty of Otter Lake Road.  The cost to participate in this program is $250.00.

In closing, you are invited to participate in this living legacy program, and it will be our pleasure to maintain the trees and cairn to commemorate someone very special to you, in a very beautiful area of the City

If you are interested in this program just call City Hall at 250-546-3023 for more information or send us your cheque in the amount of $250.00 along with your name, address, phone number and the name you would like placed on the Commemorative Plaque.  You will receive an acknowledgement letter to notify you once the tree has been planted and the plaque placed on the cairn.