Tree Canada

Tree Canada

August 17, 2007 17:09 ET

Media Advisory: Tree Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2007) - Michael Rosen, R.P.F. President of Tree Canada will be presenting the 2006 Eterne Award and 2007-8 Green Streets Canada partnership awards at the Forests in Settled Landscapes Conference at the University of Toronto on Monday, August 20. The media are invited to attend. Photo opportunities and interviews will be available.

Location: Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
Time: 12:15 p.m.

The Eterne Award is given to those corporations whose sponsorship of Tree Canada exemplifies the very best in environmental stewardship. The award provides recognition and appreciation to a company for outstanding commitment and contribution to the environment. The Award is made from a section of an ancient tree found in the Salomon Creek valley in Alberta outside the eastern boundary of Jasper National Park. It was from a spruce tree growing in the valley in 2240-2400 B.C. The tree was 180 years old when a cataclysmic landslide buried it until it was unearthed again in 1980 by a flood. Called "Eterne" to acknowledge the dynamism and eternal nature of trees and forests, the prize has been awarded since 1993.

Green Streets Canada is the flagship program of Tree Canada and is the country's only national urban-forest innovation initiative. It rewards municipalities that have gone beyond the call of duty and have recognized the importance of ensuring the survival of trees in their urban communities. Submissions for funding are evaluated based on innovation, community support and applicability to other jurisdictions. More than 370 municipalities have participated in the Green Streets program since its inception. The funds are used for projects that develop tools and practices that sustain and promote the health of urban forests, including state-of-the-art municipal planning guidelines, community tree stewardship, outreach and awareness, and plant inventory programs.

Contact Information

  • Tree Canada
    Suzanne Valiquet
    Cel.: 613-222-7839
    Tree Canada
    Michael Rosen (on site)
    Cell.: 613-290-3665