Community Tree Grants
Tree Canada’s urban greening programs
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Our Community Tree Grants are the only national community greening, innovation and stewardship programs in the country.
Through this program, Tree Canada and our partners offer funding and technical support to help start, upgrade, or achieve your greening goals through tree and shrub planting.
Each year we help support schools, community groups, Indigenous communities and municipalities across Canada looking to increase their green infrastructure through planting projects.
This includes supporting local greening planting projects as well as developing and rolling out urban forest best management practices and innovative urban design solutions.
Our children should be able to enjoy learning and playing outdoors in a lush, green, vibrant school yard. With all the evidence showing that Nature Deficit Disorder is a very real and growing problem, children do better when they can connect and interact with nature as much as possible.
Since 1992, Tree Canada and its sponsors have supported the greening of more than 700 schoolyards across the country.
We help fight food insecurity by planting fruit- and nut- bearing trees and shrubs in communities on publicly accessible sites.
Since 2012, Tree Canada and its sponsors have completed over 220 Edible Trees projects and planted over 19,000 fruit and nut trees in communities across Canada.
These grants encourage and support community tree planting projects to create long-lasting benefits.
By supporting greening initiatives and green infrastructure development projects, municipalities and their communities can benefit from services such as a reduction in heat islands, improving air quality, reducing noise pollution and improved stormwater retention, in addition to contributing to the psychological well-being of all its citizens