The tree-planting spree is supposed to start in the spring and cost $3.16 billion over that time, based on federal estimates.
The pledge is part of a $3-billion federal effort to boost urban forests.
But one group of people barely benefited.
As we celebrate National Tree Day, it's clear we need to take a more strategic approach to maintaining and improving our urban forests.
We've all taken a walk in nature and experienced the relaxing and often regenerating, healing impact it can have on us, right?
June 7 was Clean Air Day. Part of Canadian Environment Week, this special day aims to drive awareness about air quality. The negative impacts of air pollution on our health are now well-known. In fact, tens of thousands of Canadians suffer from respiratory problems related to and worsened by air pollution.
Spring is a great time to think about planting a new tree. There are many good reasons: trees provide shade in the summer and wind protection in the winter, which keeps your house warm. The presence of trees can also increase the curb appeal and value of your property.
The hills are indeed alive! Ground-breaking research into trees and plants is revealing that they are much more complex and intelligent than we originally thought. Trees and plants can talk to each other, see, share food and even go to war.
You have probably bought forest products like lumber for a home reno or notepaper for school supplies and wondered how your purchase affects the forest it came from. You may feel guilty, but you shouldn't if the forest products you buy are harvested sustainably and certified to internationally recognized standards.