Celebrate National Forest Week with Trees Ontario!
Monday September 19, 2011 – Canada’s first ever National Tree Day will be held on September 21 during National Forest Week (September 18-24). Trees Ontario encourages all Canadians to celebrate the benefits of trees.
“Forests are complex ecosystems that are an integral part of our landscape. The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the environment we live in are all interconnected and dependant on the health of our forests,” said Rob Keen, CEO of Trees Ontario.
This year, the United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests and has chosen Forests for People as the theme.
“Forest ecosystems play a crucial role in offsetting the carbon in our atmosphere and reducing greenhouse gas concentrations. In addition to this, research indicates that the health of our forests has a direct impact on our own personal health,” said Keen.
Trees Ontario is the largest, not-for-profit, tree planting partnership in North America. Trees Ontario’s overall goal is to restore the province’s tree planting capacity on predominately rural landscapes by providing financial, planning and technical training support for its tree planting partners. The organization was established in 1994 following severe province-wide cuts to rural tree planting programs.
To date, Trees Ontario and its 65+ partners have planted over 13 million trees across the landscape.
Help us save our environment. One tree at a time. Here’s how:
• Help us reach our goal – become a Monthly Donor and Friend of Trees Ontario.
• Take part as a landowner in one of our planting programs
• Join our e-newsletter, TreeMail
• Like us on Facebook
• Follow us on Twitter
• Participate in a National Forest Week event in your community