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National Tree Day: Organize Your Own Celebration!

This year, Tree Canada is planning the biggest National Tree Day yet! And our hope is that Canadians will be able to...

What to Expect at National Tree Day Planting Events

As Tree Canada gears up for our largest National Tree Day ever on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022, we know that individuals, communities...

The Benefits of Green School Grounds

Many school boards in Canada are recognizing that green school grounds are beneficial for childhood learning and development. Greener school grounds directly...

How Does Wildlife Benefit from Urban Forests?

From insects and birds to chipmunks and raccoons, living creatures can be found in green spaces throughout Canada’s urban communities. Whether it’s...

Greening Communities Through Tree Canada’s Treemendous Communities Grant

Tree Canada’s Treemendous Communities grants support tree planting projects to create long-lasting benefits in communities across the country....

Q&A with Coastal First Nations: Balancing Ecological Integrity and Human Well-being

Thanks to a partnership with the Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative (CFN-GBI), Tree Canada’s carbon offset program, Grow Clean Air, now offers carbon credits generated by the protection of old-growth trees in the Great Bear Rainforest. David Oxley, Business Corporations Manager for...

City of Surrey Plants Shade Trees near Elementary School

On May 7th, city staff, volunteers and community members participated in a tree planting event at William Beagle Park, in Surrey, B.C. A total of 46 large trees were planted to increase tree canopy coverage and provide shade for park visitors. This...

Restoring Forests with First Nations Communities

As we continue to experience the effects of climate change through more frequent and intense storms, floods or wildfires, it’s increasingly important that we maintain efforts to plant and nurture trees in our communities and wild spaces. Through our National Greening Program,...

The Benefits and Barriers to Green Exercise

We all know that physical activity has a positive effect on physical and psychological health. Studies have also confirmed that time spent in nature has positive effects on one’s mental health. In fact, research shows that walking through a forest for just...

Offset Your Carbon through our New Grow Clean Air Program

Tree Canada is breathing new life into its carbon offset program, Grow Clean Air, through an exciting partnership with the Coastal First Nations-Great Bear Initiative (CFN-GBI). Individuals and businesses can now offset their emissions by contributing to purchase carbon credits generated by...

What should you plant in your edible garden this year?

With approximately 1 in 10 Canadians aged 12 and older experiencing food insecurity, planting edible trees seems like a common-sense approach to providing Canadians with nutritious food sources while increasing the tree canopy across different communities. If you’re planning a community garden...