#OperationReLeaf – BC Fires

#OperationReLeaf – BC Fires with the Government of British Columbia is helping homeowners, private landowners, municipalities and Indigenous communities replace trees lost in the 2017 wildfires.

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BC Wildfires

For British Columbia, 2017 was by far the worst fire season in recorded history. More than 1,300 fires were reported, devastating more than 3 million acres (1.2 million ha) in the province and displacing more than 30,000 residents.

“We appreciate the cooperation of the Government of British Columbia and are thankful to our partners CN, Staples Business Advantage and U-Haul for showing strong environmental leadership in helping us restore greenspace in BC. Throughout this process, Tree Canada will be working to help BC communities get back on their feet.”

– Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada

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“We appreciate CN, Staples Business Advantage, U-Haul and Tree Canada providing funding and expertise to assist with B.C.’s wildfire recovery efforts. This is an excellent example of how national charities and private businesses can work together to make a difference. Supporting communities affected by last year’s wildfires continues to be one of our government’s top priorities.”

– Doug Donaldson, B.C. Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development


Tree Canada’s “Operation ReLeaf – BC Fires” program will provide funding to homeowners, private landowners, first nations communities and municipalities for replacing trees that have been burned by the 2017 wildfires on private or municipal land in the British Columbia interior.

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Phase I

In 2018, grants were distributed to homeowners, private landowners, First Nations communities and municipalities for replacing trees that have been burned by the 2017 wildfires.


Some local residents who own a property who had individual trees burned applied for a grant of $200 to plant large caliper or potted trees and/or shrubs (species must be Fire Smart, non-invasive and non-vulnerable for application approval). They were strongly recommended to consult the following FireSmart guide (pdf).

Municipalities and Communities

The 2018 recipients of Tree Canada’s #OperationReLeaf BC Fires include:

Ashcroft Indian Band, BC

Bonaparte Indian Band, BC

District of Lake Country, BC

Loon Lake Community Association, BC

Village of Cache Creek, BC

Williams Lake Indian Band, BC

Xatsull First Nation, BC

Yunesitin Government, BC

A special thanks to #OperationReLeaf’s biggest supporters

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