Students Danyon Martwig (left) and Tim Harder plant a yellow cedar tree while Dave Derbowka

Rare tree planted for Armstrong centennial

The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Environmental Trust planted a yellow cedar tree

A permanent commemoration of Armstrong’s centennial has taken root.

The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Environmental Trust planted a yellow cedar tree in honour of the community’s 100th birthday recently at the Meighan Creek Greenways trail.

Students from all schools in Armstrong participated in the planting.

“I hope the young people of our community will be able to bring their children and grandchildren and so on, to watch the tree grow for the next 100 years and beyond,” said Mayor Chris Pieper.

The tree originally came from the Ministry of Forests.

“It is from a rare population of that tree from this region,” said Wayne Samland, with ASET.

“The trees can live to be very old with documented cases of 600-year-old trees in existence. They can grow 25 to 30 metres tall.”

ASET provides bursaries to students choosing post-secondary environmental studies.

“We have awarded about 12 $1,000 bursaries to date,” said Dave Derbowka, with the society.

ASET is always inviting new members to join and it recently created a brochure with its new mission statement.

Anyone wanting more information, can contact www.asetbc.ca.

 

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