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One-Millionth Tree Planted At Horizon Oilsands Project

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7

Canadian Natural Resources Limited is celebrating a big milestone in its land reclamation.

On Thursday, the one-millionth tree was planted at its Horizon oilsands project north of Fort McMurray.

Since 2009, reclamation efforts have covered 735 hectares at its oilsands mine and upgrading operations – while 1300 hectares of continuous forest at Horizon is being re-established.

In an email to Mix News, the company says Horizon has also created the first compensation lake in the oilsands region, which was developed working together with local Indigenous groups.

“The lake is a self-sustaining ecosystem with a variety of fish and plant species, creating value for future generations. We are proud to have reached an important milestone on August 16 with the planting of Horizon’s one-millionth reclamation tree near compensation lake.”

CNRL adds this work is part of their detailed plan to minimize their environmental footprint.

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