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TD Tree Days comes to Fort McMurray

Last Updated Sep 21, 2017 at 6:38 am MDT

PHOTO. Trees burnt from the wildfire. Tree Canada is back with Operation ReLeaf. The tree replanting program returns for its third year in Wood Buffalo providing grants to residents, and Indigenous and community groups committed to re-greening Wood Buffalo. NKS Photography. Used with permission.

Local volunteers are coming together to make Fort McMurray a little greener as a part of TD Tree Days.

Vista Ridge, which was impacted by the 2016 wildfire, will see 300 new trees and shrubs planted on Sunday, Sept. 24.

The trees and shrubs chosen for the area are more fire resistant than other plant options.

The plants were chosen as a preventative measure to help mitigate the risk of future wildfires.

Since 2010, TD trees, a volunteer and urban greening program, has planted over 285,000 native trees and shrubs across the country.

The program brings people together to help build healthy, vibrant communities.

This year, there are 155 planting events across the country from Sept. 15 to Oct. 28, which will result in 40,000 trees and shrubs being added to urban green spaces.