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Trees Being Planted In Eagle Ridge Replacing Ones Bulldozed by “Error”

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Trees Being Planted In Eagle Ridge Replacing Ones Bulldozed by "Error"

Volunteers show planting new trees in 2017// Photo by Mix News Reporter Brandon Piper

New trees are being planted in Eagle Ridge after others were bulldozed by mistake for a firebreak.

The trees were first planted during a community event in June.

The Recovery Task Force is apologizing for the “error” and note a local contractor will look to replant different ones.

Speaking on Fort McMurray Matters, Operations Manager with the Recovery Task Force Erin O’Neill said the public will still get a chance to help regrow the tree population around Wood Buffalo with different events.

“Tree Canada will be back in 2018 doing another ‘Re-Leaf’ project with us so there will certainly be more planting events coming next year.”

The Task Force is reminding residents to avoid planting on municipal property unless participating in a scheduled event.

“It’s just not part of our program for a number of reasons but the biggest one would be safety and ensuring that the right kind of trees are getting planted in the right spaces and places,” said Jordan Redshaw, Communications Strategist with the RMWB.

He notes anyone who wants to help replant trees can contact the Task Force who will potentially look to set up a community planting event.

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