August 30, 2013, OTTAWA – Tree Canada along with volunteers and Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) staff, will be planting 70,000 trees on the Shell True North Forest Conservation Site. This will create shelter, food, and shade for the many animals that call this Conservation site home.

The approximately 688 hectares site is located in northwestern Alberta near Moonshine Lake Provincial Park. This additional canopy cover will help the high densities of ungulates existing in this area including moose, elk, white-tailed and mule deer. Black bears, coyotes and snowshoe hares are also found here.

“We are proud to work with partners like Shell and the ACA” says Tree Canada President Michael Rosen, “Together, we generate positive impacts from tree plantings on conservation sites. This is an example of corporate social responsibility.

This event shows the conservation benefits that can be achieved through partnerships between conservation groups, corporations, and local communities,” says Alberta Conservation Association, President and CEO, Todd Zimmerling. “One hard day of tree planting will benefit wildlife species and our future generations for years to come.”

About Tree Canada

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. A winner of the Canadian Environmental Award (2007), Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies, and individuals to support the planting and maintenance of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, close to 80 million trees have been planted, more than 500 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has organized 10 national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.

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For more information contact:

Richard Walker
Director of Communications and Event Planning
Tree Canada
613-567-5545 ext. 224
rwalker@treecanada.ca