News Releases

The Divison of Marketing and Communications provides access to the most up-to-date information released by Memorial University of Newfoundland. Archives of previous news releases are also available.

To access news releases from Grenfell Campus please click here.

REF NO.: 24

SUBJECT: Memorial University’s Botanical Garden celebrates Canada’s National Tree Day

DATE: Sept. 22

Memorial University’s Botanical Garden will celebrate Canada’s National Tree Day with a tree planting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 12 p.m., at 306 Mount Scio Rd, St. John’s.

National Tree Day is the celebration of trees and forests in towns, cities and neighbourhoods across Canada. National Tree Day will serve as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature. A garden walk emphasizing trees and shrubs will be conducted from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

For more than 20 years, Tree Canada has engaged communities, governments, corporations and individuals in the pursuit of a greener and healthier living environment for Canadians. Under the direction of its 13-member volunteer board of directors, the organization provides Canadians with education, technical expertise and resources to plant and care for urban and rural trees.

Tree Canada has planted nearly 80 million trees and greened more than 530 schoolyards across the country.

To learn more about National Tree Day, visit

- 30 -

For more information, please contact Todd Boland, Memorial University Botanical Garden, at 709-864-6773 or


Marketing & Communications

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000