Beetle relief a reality

Private landowners and municipalities across Alberta are being offered help to replace trees lost to the mountain pine beetle over the summer.

The ReLeaf program, which is being offered jointly by Alberta Sustainable Resources Development (SRD), is offering $100,000 for those affected across Alberta with the help of sponsorship from Telus and Strive Energy.

Those who have damage due to the pine beetle can apply for relief for replacement through www.treecanada.ca or 1-877-390-TREE.