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June 07, 2007 12:25 ET

Tree Canada Releases First Canadian Documentary on Trees, Places of Green

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 7, 2007) - Tree Canada President Michael Rosen, Tree Canada Board member and film director Douglas Hutton, City of Edmonton officials, corporate sponsors EPCOR and others will be attending the official launch of Places of Green, Canada's first television documentary show on trees. The documentary, produced by King Motion Pictures, will be aired in conjunction with Environment Week 2007. The launch ceremony including the planting of Alberta's provincial tree, the lodgepole pine, will take place at 2 p.m. on June 8 at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, Alberta.

Places of Green is a breath taking one hour program shot in stunning high-definition television by Douglas Hutton, one of Canada's premiere nature motion picture producers. Places of Green features the story of Canada's urban forests, parks and wilderness and the people, flora and fauna that share these landscapes. Places of Green makes its world debut on Saturday, June 9 at 7 pm ET/PT on Global right across Canada.

The project is also designed as a fundraising initiative for Tree Canada. For each Places of Green DVD sold, a native tree will be planted and cared for by Tree Canada in one of its regional tree planting projects.

"With 80% of Canadians living in urban areas, it's the urban forests that are most commonly seen, used and appreciated", said Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. "The continued stewardship and appreciation of these and other forests is imperative for the sustainability of our environment", he said.

"The proceeds from the sale of these DVDs will help plant and maintain trees and shrubs across Canada", says Andre Juneau, Chair of the Board of Tree Canada. " We are very proud that Doug Hutton, one of our most dedicated Board members, has taken on this ambitious project to help put our trees and Tree Canada front and centre in the management of our forests", he says.

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit organization that fosters working partnerships with Canadians to appreciate plant and maintain trees. Founded in 1992 and a Canadian Environmental Award winner in 2007, Tree Canada has planted more than 74 million trees, greened over 400 schoolyards and held seven successful Canadian Urban Forest conferences.

Places of Green - Written and Produced by Douglas Hutton, A King Motion Picture Corporation Production. To order the DVD telephone: 1-800-630-7840.

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