Centennial grove to be planted Saturday

Red Deer will get a little greener in the spirit of the centennial with the planting of the centennial grove on Saturday.

Red Deer will get a little greener in the spirit of the centennial with the planting of the centennial grove on Saturday.

The grove will consist of more than 100 trees, among them the city’s centennial tree — the hot wings tatarian maple.

Other trees to be planted in the space southwest of Parkland Mall between Gaetz Avenue and 49th Avenue will be flowering crab apple and pear trees and 40 spruce trees donated by Appollo Landscaping and Melcor Developments.

The grove is sponsored by Nova Chemicals.

Volunteers will be planting the trees on Saturday, with Mayor Morris Flewwelling doing a ceremonial sod turning at the site at 9:30 a.m.

Centennial trees are available for individual purchase at Parkland Nurseries. Coupons for the three centennial plants — the tatarian maple, ivory halo dogwood shrub and tiny hope lily flower — are available at the centennial office at 4816 Gaetz Ave.

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