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New West taking ‘baby steps’ toward tree planting goal

City wants tree canopy increased from 18 to 27% by 2035

February 5, 2020
By New Westminster Record

Arboriculture technician Jeff Case inspects a newly planted tree in New Westminster. City of New Westminster photo

New Westminster, B.C. is taking “baby steps” to realize its goal of increasing the city’s tree canopy from 18 to 27 per cent by 2035. The plan is to plant thousands of new trees on both private and public land.