The planting of the billionth tree in the Prince George Natural Resource District was celebrated Thursday at the Central British Columbia Railway and Forestry Museum.
That was where dignitaries planted a spruce tree to mark the milestone.
The number dates from when planting began in 1959 and it wasn't the only large figure cited.
"Silviculture and tree planting are an important part of our economy and of job creation here in this region of the province," said MLA Shirley Bond. "In fact, 42,000 person days of work and approximately $9.5 million in GDP are generated locally every year by tree planting and silviculture work."