2019 National Tree Day
National Tree Day is the Wednesday of National Forest Week each year, this year it is Wednesday, September 25th. It is a day to celebrate trees and the many benefits they bring to our planet and immediately surrounding environments.
Cities coast to coast will be celebrating #NationalTreeDay with local events and tree plantings, here’s a couple taking place in Metro Vancouver :
National Forest Week invites all Canadians to learn about forests and raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource. This national awareness week originated in 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, to increase awareness towards Canada’s forests. At the time, while trees were not in short supply, forest fires posed the greatest threat and were generally started by humans. In 1967 the week was renamed National Forest Week and has evolved to generate awareness around all aspects of forests and trees.
Each year National Forest Week choses a theme related to trees and forests – this year’s theme is ‘Canada’s Forests: Diverse Outdoor Classrooms’.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) lists some great ways you can participate in celebrating National Tree Day:
- Take a walk in the woods, and get to know your local forest
- Arrange a tree planting event with Tree Canada
- Care for a newly planted or neglected tree, and study its species
- Identify all the things at home or school that are made of wood
- Learn about organizations that demonstrate sustainable forest management
- Tour a forest sector industry or processing site
- Learn about the prevention of forest fires
- Learn more about National Forest Week
- Host an event with your business, in your community or school
Learn more about National Forest Week and National Tree Day.
Many Benefits of Trees
As many people know, trees clean the air that we breath every single day. Some are tall and majestic, others are shorter and delicate with flowers – but all are beneficial to our environment in a multitude of ways. Learn more about what trees do for our environment from Tree Canada.