Planting Trees in Communities Across Canada

National Tree Day (NTD) is a day for all Canadians to come together in appreciation of trees, their natural beauty, and the many benefits that they provide – clean air and water, cooler cities, wildlife habitat and connection with nature.

National Tree Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of National Forest Week every September.

This year, NTD, presented by BMO Financial Group, is taking place on Wednesday, September 20th, with planting events happening in every province.

How You Can Help

Volunteer Opportunities

Get Your Hands Dirty!

Plant trees with us to celebrate National Tree Day.

Apply to volunteer

Give a Gift

Support National Tree Day

Show your gratitude to trees for all that they provide by supporting the greening of our communities.



The first official National Tree Day was celebrated in 2011, after a private members motion to declare the Wednesday of National Forest Week, National Tree Day, received consent from the House of Commons.

Royal Galipeau, former M.P. for Ottawa-Orléans, who presented the motion at the urging of Tree Canada, said: “By passing this motion, the House will ask Canadians to spend just one day reflecting on the link between their lives and that of the tree. Canadians will dedicate trees, plant trees, learn about trees and appreciate the historical impact the tree has had on Canada’s economic success as a nation.”

Since then, Tree Canada has been the steward of National Tree Day, working to engage Canadians in recognizing the importance of trees in our lives!