Tree Reclamation Project

Tree Reclamation Project Community Open House to be Hosted November 16
Posted on 11/03/2022
Community invited to share stories and ideas for Charlottetown’s salvaged trees

The City of Charlottetown is hosting a Community Open House where community members will be invited to share ideas and provide input on the City’s tree reclamation projects. The free, family-friendly event will feature activity stations, including East Coast Art Party (pre-registration required for this activity), and the 2022 Rooted in Art projects.

City staff will be on site to facilitate conversations, gather input and ideas submitted by attendees, as well as provide information on the Residential Tree Clean Up Program the City is administering.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, November 16

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Charlottetown Library Learning Centre (97 Queen Street)

Details: Drop-in style event (family-friendly) featuring activity stations and the 2022 Rooted in Art projects

Tree Reclamation Project
The tree reclamation project was developed to help tell the story of what can be created from what was lost by salvaging and repurposing local trees damaged by post-tropical storm Fiona. Community members will have the opportunity to submit their suggestions on how the legacy of these trees can be preserved through efforts such as commemorative projects, creative artworks and educational programs.

Rooted in Art
Rooted in Art is a celebration of Charlottetown's urban forest. This year’s event was postponed due to post-tropical storm Fiona. Four commissioned projects will be featured during the Community Open House to commemorate lost trees and allow participants to see trees through the eyes of local artists. These projects will remain on site at the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre in the weeks following the open house event. For more information on Rooted in Art, visit charlottetown.ca/roots.

East Coast Art Party
As part of the event, East Coast Art Party will be hosting two painting sessions, at 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., and will feature one of Charlottetown’s generational elm trees. Due to limited spaces, pre-registration is required. A small number of take-home paint kits will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis. An instructional video from East Coast Art Party will also be made available following the event.

To register for a spot at one of the two East Coast Party painting sessions, email [email protected] or call 902-629-6620 during business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday). Each registrant can reserve a maximum of two spaces.

To learn more, visit charlottetownhall.ca/treeprojects