Biggest In Saskatchewan!
Individuals and Rural Municipalities purchased 4,290 trees through the Tree for Life program this year.
Thank you for your support!
The Tree for Life program is a fundraising project by the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW), a non-profit organization working towards healthy watersheds. WUQWATR is one of 11 watershed stewardship groups that comprise SAW.
“Help us support healthy watersheds across Saskatchewan!”
Buying trees supports programs and projects that improve water quality in Saskatchewan lakes and rivers, provide and sustain wildlife and aquatic habitat and provide public education awareness on improving the natural environment.
Online sales ended May 15. Craven, Regina and Strasbourg were the pick up locations June 3-4.
Volunteers Helped Sort Trees!
The trees cost $5 each for orders of up to 250 seedlings but $3.50 for orders of more than 250 seedlings.
Trees came in bundles of 10 per species.
Tree species included:
- Blue Spruce
- Green Ash
- Hill Poplar
- Okanese Poplar
- Prairie Sky Poplar
- Pussy Willow
- Sandbar Willow
- White Spruce
WUQWATR distributed 1,550 White Spruce this year!
Fun Facts To Remember
The goal of the Tree for Life program is to increase public awareness of climate change and to promote positive environmental impact.
Trees help mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon.
A young tree can absorb 13 pounds of CO2 each year, and approximately 48 pounds of CO2 per year at 10 years of age.
Trees provide habitat for wildlife and pollinators and are instrumental in reducing erosion and nutrient loading along shorelines resulting in improved water quality of lakes, rivers, and wetlands.
For information about the 2023 program follow us on Facebook @WUQWATR or continue to visit this website page.