Red Deer trees harvested and given out as Christmas trees

(Source: Nature Conservancy of Canada)

The trees were offered to the public, for free, as Christmas trees.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada spent most of the weekend chopping down non-native trees in the Red Deer area.

The Colorado blue spruce trees are not native to Alberta and were planted on the property in Pine Lake by the previous owners, who operated a tree farm, the NCC now owns the land.

Over the weekend there were 34 volunteers helping cut down trees. The harvest is part of the group's plan to restore the 65 hectares to it's natural state.

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