2008-11-24

Tree Canada and BC Transmission Corporation Extend Deadline on Mountain Pine Beetle ReLeaf Coupon Program

Last month, Tree Canada and BC Transmission Corporation (BCTC) launched the new Mountain Pine Beetle ReLeaf program. This new program provides coupons to BC residents who have lost pine trees to the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic. Due to the popularity of the program and input from British Columbians, the deadline for the coupon has been extended to June 30, 2009.

"We want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate in the program. In some of the areas most affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle, the ground can still be frozen in March," explained Mike Witherly, BCTC Communications Manager. "By extending the deadline by three months, we hope that more damaged trees will be replaced."

"Tree Canada is committed to working with BCTC and all its partners to lessen the impact of Mountain Pine Beetle," said Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada. "Trees are important to British Columbians and we at Tree Canada applaud BCTC's efforts to assist in the recovery from this dreadful epidemic."