Program to help replace trees killed by pine beetles

Alberta residents and communities who lose trees to mountain pine beetles will get financial help to plant replacements.

Under the Alberta Mountain Pine Beetle ReLeaf program, urban dwellers, acreage owners and municipalities can apply for discounts on the cost of replacement trees.

It’s a partnership of Alberta Sustainable Resource Development, not-for-profit group Tree Canada and business sponsors Telus and Strive Energy. The partners collectively contributed $100,000 to start the program off. New sponsors and individual donors are also being sought.