Arbor Day 2022

May 31, 2022

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon in partnership with the Manitoba Urban Forest Council is inviting all members of the public to join us in celebrating the first in-person Arbor Day on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is to take place at the Keystone Centre around the treed area, south of the main 13th Street entrance. 


Attendees will learn more about arboriculture, trees, and Brandon’s urban forest. The following will take place: 

  • Free tree seedlings, while supplies last 

  • Free wood chips, while supplies last 

  • Draws for two trees 

  • Educational booths and arboriculture equipment displays 

  • Children's activities, including face painting 

  • Tree planting demonstrations 

  • Tree climbing demonstrations 

  • Maple tree tapping demonstrations 

  • Self-directed and guided Tree tours  


The free draws will take place at 2:00 p.m. If the winner(s) are not present, they will be contacted to pick up their prize the following week from the Parks Complex (2020 McGregor Avenue). 

In addition to these activities, local musicians from Mecca Productions will be performing from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Food trucks will also be at the event offering food and beverages for purchase. This family-friendly event is open to all residents and will take place rain or shine.  

“We are very excited to host Brandon’s first in-person Arbor Day,” says Stephen Clark, City of Brandon Forestry and Horticulture Chargehand and local representative from the Manitoba Urban Forest Council. “Arbor Day is focused on helping to highlight the importance and benefits that our urban forest canopy has in the community.” 


About Manitoba Urban Forest Council 

The Manitoba Urban Forest Council is comprised of representatives from various sectors of the urban forest industry including municipalities, the provincial government, the International Society of Arboriculture, educational institutions, and the arboriculture industry. The Manitoba Urban Forest Council aims to protect, maintain and enhance urban forests by promoting arboriculture best practices, safe work, professional development, information-sharing, and networking in Manitoba. 


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