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Great Bear Rainforest
21 June, 2022

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…

20 June, 2022

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…

Planting Site

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,…

trail running
17 June, 2022

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…

Great Bear Rainforest
30 May, 2022

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…

trees in neighbourhood
26 May, 2022

Trees Need Homes Too: Protecting the Urban Canopy Cover Amid Increased Need for Housing Developments

With the continued growth of the Canadian population, the increased need for affordable housing, and the rising cost of living, Canadians are looking for economical solutions to their living situations. For some, that means downsizing while for others, that means moving across…

16 May, 2022

Tree Canada Appoints Nicole Hurtubise as Chief Executive Officer

May 16, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Tree Canada’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Hurtubise as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, effective May 16, 2022. With over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Ms. Hurtubise…

Nature landscape
20 April, 2022

Celebrate the Earth This Week!

Each year we celebrate the Earth on April 22nd. This special day is a great opportunity for communities to come together and take action in celebration of our beautiful planet. Whether you celebrate by spending time among trees, starting a garden or…

path in forest

From Farming to Gaming: Sponsors Find Meaningful Ways to Plant Trees

Resilient ecosystems, healthier people and greener communities are essential to Canada’s present and future. That’s why we welcome opportunities to celebrate and invest in our planet today. At Tree Canada, we are encouraged by our community’s support for our work to help…