National Tree Day

National Tree Day takes place on the Wednesday of National Forest Week in September. This year National Tree Day is on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

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National Tree Day serves as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.

Let’s Celebrate

This year we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Tree Day on Wednesday, September 22, 2021!

We’re happy to be celebrating in 12 communities across Canada!

The spirit of National Tree Day and all that trees bring to us is worth celebrating, and on this page right up until National Tree Day, you will find resources and ideas that will help you take root with your community around trees this fall.

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Get Involved

  • Plant with us on National Tree Day!
  • Plan your own event in your neighborhood or community and register it on our online map.
  • Organize a schoolyard greening project at your child’s school.
  • Support National Tree Day and our mission to grow better places to live, by donating!
  • Get creative! Snap a pic, draw or paint your favorite tree and share with us at #NationalTreeDay & @TreeCanada, so we can continue to grow our virtual forest.
  • Go forest bathing! Sit, walk slowly or breathe in the forest and trees through all your senses.
  • Identify your neighborhood trees! Try using Leafsnap (mobile app), TreeLib (website) or Trees in Canada (book) to find out the different tree species in your neighbourhood.
  • Learn more about trees and forests by reading these helpful resources.
  • Donate to plant trees in urban spaces near you!
  • Make tree-related art using leaves, branches, or nuts you find on the ground. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:
  • And, of course! Spend some time among the trees!
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History of National Tree Day

On March 2, 2011 a private members motion to declare the Wednesday of National Forest Week, National Tree Day, received consent from the House of Commons. The motion was presented by Royal Galipeau, M.P., at the urging of Tree Canada.

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