You are invited to the 50th Anniversary World Environment Day, Commemorative Tree Planting. This ceremony echoes a tree-planting ceremony 40 years ago to the day of the last tree planted by the Richard St. Barbe Baker in union with the University of Saskatchewan on World Environment Day (W.E.D.), June 5, 1982, near the Diefenbaker Centre. This collaboration between the U of S and Richard St. Barbe Baker on his visit here from New Zealand honoured him as a former graduate (1913), and recipient of an honorary doctorate in 1971. This tree was the last tree this extraordinary champion of trees and forests planted as he died in Saskatoon four days later. In 2014, the Meewasin Valley Authority placed a marker on the MVA trail near the tree he planted.

World Environment Day Commemorative Tree Planting

When: June 5, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm
Where: University of Saskatchewan near Diefenbaker Centre at the MVA trail
Address: 101 Diefenbaker Pl, Saskatoon, SK
Phone:306 380 5368