Tree Programs

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Arbor Day

White spruce seedlings are presented to every grade one student in Red Deer in the first week of May. A commemorative tree is planted at a different school every year. We appreciate the assistance of school principals and teachers for helping us with this program and promoting the value of trees in the environment. Thank you to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development for supplying free seedlings for Arbor Day activities and to Appollo landscaping for donating the tree spade for planting the commemorative tree.

Memorial Trees

For information, please visit the page.

Reforestation Efforts 

Are you interested in growing Red Deer's urban forest? Contact the Parks Section to inquire about opportunities. 

Community Food Forests & Orchards

For more information, please visit the page. 

For more information please contact the Parks Section at 403-342-8234 or email . 

News & Notices

The Servus Arena officially opens

January 13, 2018

Blades, not scissors, cut the ribbon today to officially open the Servus Arena, ushering in the start of a new era for Red Deer’s downtown arena.

RDES respond to Glendale fire

January 10, 2018

RDES responded to a structure fire on Gilbert Crescent last night. The fire originated in a basement bedroom, and two people were transported with injuries.