National Tree Day

National Tree Day

April 24, 2012 09:38 ET

Plan for Trees: September 26th-National Tree Day 2012

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 24, 2012) - This will be the second year that Canada finally has its own official day to celebrate trees. Plan now to celebrate National Tree Day on September 26th, 2012.

The motion to declare National Tree Day received consent from the House of Commons on March 2, 2011 with Tree Canada in attendance. In 2011, a number of events took place, marking the first National Tree Day. These included:

  • Over 150 events held in all the provinces and territories of Canada encouraging thousands of Canadians to plant and care for trees

  • 3,716 trees were registered to be planted on National Tree Day or during the week of September 19, 2011

For 2012, start planning your project and register your event now! Visit us later for new information on: a major high-profile event in Ottawa, a National Tree Day Registry with awards and kits to community groups, and a 'Get Treemotional' contest from environmentally responsible partners. www.nationaltreeday.ca

September 26, 2012, the day for Canadians to celebrate our greatest natural asset - trees!

About Tree Canada

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. A winner of the Canadian Environmental Award (2007), Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, more than 77 million trees have been planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has organized 9 national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.

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