André Juneau, a long-time member of Tree Canada’s Board of Directors, was honoured for his eight years of service at its recent Annual Board Meeting in Truro, NS.

André served as a Board member, Vice Chair, Chair and Past Chair, bringing a wealth of experience having worked previously for the Canadian Forest Service for 36 years where he participated in the founding of Tree Canada in 1992. He was also the Past Chair of the National Battlefield Commission (Plains of Abraham) as well as a Past Mayor of Cap Rouge.

In his eight years at Tree Canada, he led many of the changes within Tree Canada including its successful conversion to private-sector funding and the evolution of many new programs, including its carbon program, Grow Clean Air.

“André provided leadership and strength to Tree Canada in some very trying times,” said Dorothy Dobbie, Tree Canada Chair. “Yet, he always did so with great tact, humility and measured perseverance.”

At the meeting André was honoured with a tribute to his contribution to Tree Canada by all present.

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 of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, more than 76 million trees have been planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has helped organize 9 national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada is available at .

For further information contact:

Melissa Nisbett
Communications Officer
Tree Canada
(613) 567-5545, ext. 224