Canada Announces National Tree Day

Ottawa, ON (August 22, 2011)- Wednesday, September 21, 2011 marks the first National Tree Day in Canada. On March 2, 2011 the House of Commons passed Motion-575 to declare the Wednesday of National Forest Week, as National Tree Day, so that all Canadians can celebrate and share their passion for our nation’s forests and trees.

There are many ways to celebrate National Tree Day:
* Visit to download posters and logos, read about the National Tree Day plantings in every capital, understand the benefits of trees and much more
* Attend the National Tree Day planting ceremonies being held with Senior government representatives, community groups and Tree Canada
* Plant or maintain trees in your neighbourhood
* Organize a schoolyard greening project at your child’s school
* Tour the historical trees of your community
Register your tree event at – sharing your plans with others. The first 50 registrants will receive a special, commemorative National Tree Day certificate.
Related Resources:
Canada National Tree Day
Tree Canada