Community Tree Grants: We are now accepting applications!
Our urban communities still need trees. Each year, through our Community Tree Grants, we help support schools, community groups, Indigenous communities and municipalities across Canada looking to increase their green infrastructure through planting projects.
Thank you for join us on National Tree Day to plant trees and help green your community!
National Tree Day on September 21st is an opportunity to celebrate the many benefits that trees provide – clean air, cooler cities, wildlife habitat and connection with nature.
Highlights from the Canadian Urban Forest Conference in Charlottetown, PEI
The CUFC 2022 theme was Urban Forests in a Changing Climate: Building Resilience. The conference gathered planners, architects, arborists, researchers and health scientists to learn and share with a vision of building a better future for Canada’s urban forests.
Let there be trees
Help us grow roots for more liveable cities
Tree Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to planting and nurturing trees in rural and urban environments, in every province across the country.
Tree Canada by the numbers:
84 + million
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.
Support the Winnipeg Million Tree Challenge
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is planting a seed for a citywide challenge he hopes will root one million new trees.
The mayor’s goal is to connect corporations, community organizations and city residents in order to plant that many new saplings — in addition to the city’s replacement tree-planting program — before Winnipeg reaches the one million population milestone around 2040.
Latest news: articles, blogs & news releases
News Releases22 November, 2022
News Releases14 November, 2022
Tree Canada launches Community Tree Grants to support local greening projects in 2023
Blog24 October, 2022
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Blog11 October, 2022
National Tree Day 2022: Another Successful Year!
Blog11 October, 2022
Lagabière Supports the Planting of 70 Trees at CEGEP of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu