Tree Planting

How Tree-Planting Brings Life To The World's Children

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Ten years ago, World Vision started working with people in Humbo, Ethiopia, to plant trees. The organization funded the project by selling 'carbon offsets' for the roughly 22,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide that those trees mop up each year. Before planting began, the region's mountainous terrain had been severely degraded.

Earth Day: Planting A Tree Is An Investment In Our Future

Michael Rosen | Posted 04.23.2017 | Canada Impact
Michael Rosen

Planting trees is one way Canadians can take positive action today to help the communities of tomorrow. That's why we have launched the third annual Tree Canada 10,000 Tree Challenge, encouraging individuals and corporations to make donations to increase our communities' canopies in honor of Earth Day.

Save The Environment, Chop Down A Real Christmas Tree

Michael Rosen | Posted 11.19.2016 | Canada Living
Michael Rosen

As the president of Tree Canada, an organization that's helped plant more than 80 million trees over the past 20 years, you might expect an argument against cutting down a "live tree," but make no mistake -- you are helping both the environment and the community you live in when you choose a real tree.

Why Canada's Forests Matter

Dan Kraus | Posted 09.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

Canadians steward not just about nine per cent of all the world's forests, but a whopping 25 per cent of the planet's most intact and pristine forests. Despite everything forests provide to Canada, our collective stewardship of this quintessential Canadian landscape may be falling behind. Canada is one of only a few developed countries continuing to lose forest.

Vintage Tree Planting Photos Show B.C.'s Free Spirits

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Nahanni Arntzen wasn't born in a hospital. She wasn't even delivered by a doctor. Arntzen came into this world in a teepee perched 18 kilometres up...

Is This The Future For Today's Youth?

CBC | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Business

Tree-planting has been a popular money-making gig among students for decades, but for Brontie Hladysh, it's more than a summer job. In a tight job ma...

Use This Valentine's Day To Plant Trees, Not Destroy Them

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Diane Weber Bederman

Hallmark Canada estimated Canadians would buy 10 to 12 million Valentine's Day cards in 2013. That's about $27 to $29-million- on cards. Think of the trees that are cut down for those cards. Instead of destroying trees, why not plant them as a permanent marker of your love for them and love of the land?

Tree Planters Faced Slave-Like Conditions: Lawyer

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A group of tree planters originally from Africa found living in deplorable conditions in a Golden, B.C., camp endured slave-like condition...

Life Thrives, Even Between the Sidewalk Cracks

David Suzuki | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Have you ever thought about the grass that grows in sidewalk cracks? To survive these conditions is a testament to the plants' resilience. Within this complex urban ecosystem, species are constantly adapting. Yet, while some of our feathered friends and crevice-loving plants have been adapting, the speed and scale of urbanization in Canada has pushed many native species to the brink of extinction.