Tree Canada

15 May, 2018

Over the Years We Grow: National Scale Progress in Engagement and Research at Tree Canada

Adrina C. Bardekjian, MFC, PhD Originally posted on The Nature of Cities: https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2018/05/08/years-grow-national-scale-progress-engagement-research-tree-canada/ Over the past four years in leading the Engagement and Research portfolio at Tree Canada, I have had the opportunity to watch the organization grow, contribute to designing programs…

8 May, 2018

Green Spaces, Urban Wildlife, and Human Impacts

City dwellers are surrounded by a wide array of urban wildlife, but there seems to be little appreciation for it. Unfortunately, there are some people who do not respect our animal neighbours. Most urban wildlife are often seen as pests, which can…

Gloved hands adding dirt to small pots.
27 April, 2018

Quebec’s Urban Forestry Update: A Year in Review

Meagan Hanna, MA. ISA Board Certified Master Arborist – Quebec Representative, CUFN Steering Committee Quebec urban foresters and friends of the urban forest continue their work in preserving and enhancing city trees throughout the province. As time goes on, new resources slowly…

maple syrup
24 April, 2018

VIDEO: Tapping a maple tree with Tree Canada President, Mike Rosen

Tree Canada’s President, Michael Rosen, shows us how to tap a tree – a sure sign of the approaching end of the famous, Canadian winter. Mike is an avid maple syrup lover so every year, he taps his trees and treats his…

18 April, 2018

How Canadian communities are managing the threat of EAB

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive species that originated in China, because it has no natural predators in North America, it has become a devastating problem for North American ash trees (Fraxinus). Cities in Eastern Canada have been severely affected…

12 April, 2018

Edible Trees, City Planning, and Feeding the Hungry

Edible trees and shrubs have aesthetic value, but they also provide people and animals with fruit, nuts, and berries. Many cities have community gardens and are incorporating edible trees into their urban planning. Edible trees and community gardens are a major source…

People planting trees, with train tracks in the background.
26 March, 2018

Tree Canada and CN invite Canadian communities to apply for $25,000 greening grants

Ottawa, March 23, 2018 — CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and Tree Canada are pleased to announce today the launch of CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up, an annual initiative that provides more than a half million dollars in funding for community…

Helicopter and volunteers.
15 March, 2018

National charity seeks support for “#OperationReLeaf” to help BC communities hit by 2017’s forest fires

March 15, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) — Tree Canada, Canada’s leading national tree planting charity, today announced it is launching an ambitious greening initiative in British Columbia to help restore community greenspaces lost due to the devastating 2017 forest fires.  For British Columbia,…

8 March, 2018

EAB : New limits for the regulated zones of CFIA

As some of you may know, the federal government of Canada expanded the emerald ash borer‘s regulated area all the way to Québec City (and even more to the east) and included the City of Winnipeg. Those new limits indicate that the prairies…

Beautiful forest
20 February, 2018

Green Spaces Help with Teambuilding, Cultural Strengthening & Community Ties

Green spaces have many social values in our lives. They have been proven to reduce crime and road rage, stimulate learning, and improve test scores/productivity (The Social Benefits of Green Spaces. [Web]. Retrieved from https://projectevergreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/LifestyleBenefitsofGreenSpace.pdf). Cities and organizations are recognizing the social…