What to Expect at National Tree Day Planting Events

Tree Canada

Tree Canada is gearing up for our largest National Tree Day ever on Wednesday, September 20th, 2023. We know that individuals, communities and organizations across the country are also getting ready to celebrate trees with us. 

This year we are hosting community planting events across the country. We look forward to these events for the opportunity to meet Tree Canada’s community of supporters in person while planting trees! That’s why it’s so important to us that all participants have a great experience at the planting events.  

To help make that a reality, here is a breakdown of what to expect at each event 


What To Expect

  • You can expect to plant trees alongside other members of your community, Tree Canada experts, and local employees from our presenting sponsor, BMO, and other Tree Canada sponsors. 
  • You will learn how to plant and care for urban trees so they provide benefits for years to come. We’ll provide the gloves and shovels! 
  • Tree Canada experts and volunteers will be there to provide support and answer your tree questions. 
  • A photographer of course! These events are the highlight of our year and we’d be remiss not to capture them. We’ll post the photos on our website, so you can share and download them. 
  • Refreshments and food will be provided at most sites thanks to our sponsors Starbucks and Harveys. 


What to Wear and Bring

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots 
  • Long pants 
  • Water bottle 
  • Weather-appropriate attire 

Remember, this event is happening rain or shine!
Wet soil will actually make it easier to dig holes for the trees you plant! 


How you can support these events in the future

  • Share your NTD celebration and planting photos on social media (#NationalTreeDay #NTD2023) and tag Tree Canada. 
  • Donate! Every dollar given to our organization helps us to plan these events and run our many programs. 


Let’s Celebrate!

If you still haven’t registered to participate in one of Tree Canada’s community planting events, you can find the list of planting locations and register for free.  

If you can’t attend a Tree Canada community planting event, there are other ways to celebrate: 


Happy planting! 


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