Helping Canadians heal
Studies suggest that hospital patients who are able to look out onto treed landscapes show a faster healing time.
We are now accepting project idea submissions from healthcare facilities to plant trees and shrubs on their properties to create green healing places for their patients, staff or visitors.
We are the leading national tree planting charity in Canada. We’re dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by planting and nurturing trees while teaching about their value.
Tree Canada by the numbers:
communities, schools and hospitals greened
communities restored following disasters
Urban Forest Conferences hosted
82% of Canadians live in urban communities and urban green spaces are an important part of what makes our cities liveable. Because Tree Canada believes firmly that the social, psychological, and economic benefits of Canada’s urban forests are worth preserving, we’ve dedicated ourselves to championing, stewarding and expanding our urban forests for more than a quarter century.
Reforestation and Carbon Offsetting
Restoring our forests helps wildlife habitat and also helps fight climate change. Our reforestation and carbon offsetting efforts help make cleaner soil, cleaner waterways and shorelines and also help sequester millions of tons of carbon pollution.
For more than 20 years, Tree Canada’s #OperationReLeaf initiatives have been helping communities recover from natural disasters and pests. From floods and forest fires, to beetles and tornadoes, when Canada’s landscapes and cities face threats from the elements, Tree Canada is there to support the recovery process.
Engagement & Research
Tree Canada hosts the biggest network of urban forestry experts, academics and practitioners in the country. Together, we are working to ensure our communities are green, vibrant and liveable. Growing from the recommendations of the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy, our network and conferences bring together leading advocates for urban forests all across Canada.
Latest news: articles, blogs & news releases
Blog18 July, 2019
Blog27 June, 2019
Stop to smell the trees
Blog25 June, 2019
Tree Canada’s Growing Support of Urban Forestry in Indigenous Communities across Canada
Blog21 June, 2019
Beyond Trees: Engagement and Research at Tree Canada
Blog16 June, 2019
Atlantic Regional Urban Forest Update for June 2019