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Tree Planting Challenge

Want cleaner air, increased natural beauty and more local wildlife in Canada’s urban centres?

Tree Canada is on a mission to crowdfund the greening of 5 urban spaces with more than 4,000 trees. You can be part of the solution.

Greening Our Communities

Our Tree Planting Challenge kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, 2018. Make a donation to plant urban trees with us on National Tree Day (September 26, 2018). We will be greening communities across our nation. Come plant trees in Montreal, QC, St. John’s, NL, Markham, ON, Winnipeg, MB or Coquitlam, BC.

Planting Site:

St.John’s

Sugarloaf Path

47°35’3.9847″N 52°41’26.2252″W

St.John’s, NL

Ecological benefit:

The East Coast Trail is an exposed section of coastal trail where we will plant 150 potted stock and 2,000 seedlings. These trees will provide a habitat and source of food for the resident song birds while minimizing soil erosion. When you support this project, you’ll contribute to the beautification of this stretch of coastline, providing enhanced views.

Goal:

150 potted stock and 2,000 seedlings

Planting Site:

Montréal

Mont Royal

45°30’6.8346″N 73°35’35.6442″W

Mont Royal, Montréal, QC

Ecological benefit:

Come and take part in planting native tree species in the stunning Mont Royal to combat the regeneration of invasive species. We will be establishing a healthy population of native trees that will not only enhance the natural beauty of the city, but also provide shelter for wildlife and offset carbon emissions.

Goal:

100 trees

Planting Site:

Markham

Milne Dam Conservation Park

43°51’42.9516″N 79°16’41.1179″W

8251 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON

Ecological benefit:

Previously an agricultural field, this reclaimed site is being restored to native woodland. The planting of up to 500 trees is a significant contribution as we provide a new habitat for local wildlife and increase the urban canopy of the location. Please help us transform this landscape.

Goal:

500 trees

Planting Site:

Winnipeg

Fort Whyte Alive

49°49’8.2247″N 97°13’48.8107″ W

1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, MB

Ecological benefit:

Join us in Winnipeg, Manitoba where we aim to plant 1,200 native trees for maximum ecological impact. As well as providing habitat, shade and shelter for local wildlife, the trees we plant will improve soil retention and add to the aesthetic beauty and clean air of the area.

Goal:

1,200 trees

Planting Site:

Coquitlam

Hoy Creek Park

49°19’5.9156″N 122°48’8.5136″W

Hoy Creek Park, 2231 Parkway Blvd, Coquitlam, BC

Ecological benefit:

On the West coast of Canada, we will be planting trees in the densely-populated Metro Vancouver area. As a prime location for spawning salmon, Hoy Creek, in the Coquitlam River, is a high priority site for restoration. When you join us on National Tree Day, you’ll be making this city a more attractive and healthier place for residents, visitors and wildlife. One day of action is a long-term investment in the environment.

Goal:

100 trees

Let’s create a greener Canada!

Greener urban areas benefit wildlife and the environment, but they also benefit people too. 80% of Canadians live in urban areas so let’s make the places where we work, play and live greener and more beautiful!

Our Tree Planting Challenge is an opportunity for our community to come together and plant over 4,000 trees in five parks across Canada.