Tree planting commemorates World Forestry Day

Posted by Rumin Mann
March 28th, 2011

World Forestry Day is a time to celebrate British Columbia’s greatest natural resource, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson said today at a ceremonial tree-planting event at the University of British Columbia.

Today’s tree-planting event at UBC also recognized the increasing international reach of both the UBC faculty of forestry as well as B.C.’s forest industry. The special relationship with Asia, in particular, was highlighted with the Consuls General of both China and India taking part in the ceremony.

March 21 was first declared World Forestry Day in 1971, and has been celebrated annually around globe ever since. Its purpose is to remind people of the importance of forests, and the tremendous benefits they provide.

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