In 1922, Calgarians looked for a way to remember those who'd paid the ultimate price in the first World War. Memorial Drive was chosen as a location, and they planted a tree for each fallen soldier along the road. It was hoped that a living memorial would bring solace to grieving families who did not have graves to visit. Along with the more recent addition of the field of crosses, these trees help honour the sacrifice Calgarians made, and serve as a reminder that peace and freedom are values that YYC and all of Canada hold in the highest.
Preserving and growing Calgary's urban forest is a team effort; we can all pitch in, and help grow a greener YYC. To make sure everyone's included, ReTree YYC's translated our handy-dandy quick reference guides into the top 5 languages spoken in Calgary other than English. When we all work together, from a shared understanding, you'd be amazed at how (and what) we can grow. Check it out, and help us ReTree YYC!
Once your trees have lost their leaves, it’s a great time to get outside and see if they need pruning.
Without leaves, you can see the structure of the tree, observe any broken or cracked branches and easily access limbs that would have greenery at other times of the year.
Need some tips or info? Check out ReTree YYC’s eLearning module “Your Tree, Year Round” for pruning advice. Helpful reminder: you can now prune your elm trees from Oct 1 – March 31, in compliance with provincial regulations.)