In 2018, grants were distributed to homeowners, private landowners, First Nations communities and municipalities for replacing trees that have been burned by the 2017 wildfires.
Some local residents who own a property who had individual trees burned applied for a grant of $200 to plant large caliper or potted trees and/or shrubs (species must be Fire Smart, non-invasive and non-vulnerable for application approval). They were strongly recommended to consult the following FireSmart guide (pdf).
Municipalities and Communities
The 2018 recipients of Tree Canada’s #OperationReLeaf BC Fires include:
Ashcroft Indian Band, BC
Bonaparte Indian Band, BC
District of Lake Country, BC
Loon Lake Community Association, BC
Village of Cache Creek, BC
Williams Lake Indian Band, BC
Xatsull First Nation, BC
Yunesitin Government, BC