Plant a Tree for International Day of Forests

  • In celebration of International Day of Forests on March 21st, we're highlighting the importance of forests across the globe! Forests are an essential ecosystem around the world, covering 30% of the world's land area and home to over 80% of terrestrial biodiversity. From sub-arctic boreal woodlands to tropical rainforests, forests provide countless jobs, food for communities and wildlife, sequester carbon to cool the planet. When you celebrate and support the forests that connect us all by planting a tree, you're making an impact for a healthier environment, starting in the gorgeous, mountainous forests of British Columbia! 🌱

  • British Columbia has established itself as a leader in forest management, implementing stringent forest policies, stewardship programs and scientific research. Our reforestation partners are experts in rehabilitating B.C. forests and ensuring they have a sustainable future. Help us plant trees in British Columbia to help reduce the damage from beetle infestations, lessen the impact of wildfires, provide habitat for B.C.’s abundant wildlife like the moose and grizzly bear, and preserve the province’s natural beauty for generations to come! 🌿


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your support of International Day of Forests. We’ll also send you updates on our projects in British Columbia, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • B.C.’s rich forest diversity includes more than 40 different species of native trees, with some of Canada’s most interesting and valuable tree species. Coniferous, or softwood, species such as pine, spruce, fir, hemlock and western red cedar are predominant in close to 90 per cent of B.C.’s forests. To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant, depending on the time of year. 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS

Trees do so much for us! They sequester carbon, filter and absorb air pollutants, provide wildlife habitat, and much more. Forests are essential pillars of terrestrial life,connecting countless communities across the globe. But deforestation has taken a toll over the past few decades, primarily for commercial harvesting, development, and now increasingly due to the impacts of climate change. 

Global forest cover fell below four billion hectares in 2015 for the first time in human history. This loss of forests affects everything from wildlife and ecosystems to weather patterns and the water cycle. Forests, which cover 30% of Earth’s surface, are critically important to just about every aspect of nature, wildlife, and even people.More than 80% of terrestrial biodiversity lives in forests!

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make a positive impact. Our favorite? Plant more trees! Reforestation can restore damaged ecosystems, stabilize soil, support the water cycle, and slowly recover nature for many years to come.  Planting trees supports all 27 of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. When you plant a tree, you're making an impact for good that will last a lifetime.

Trees absorb carbon

Climate

Trees help to stabilize our climate by absorbing and sequestering carbon via photosynthesis. In fact, one mature tree can sequester up to 48 lbs of carbon per year!

Trees stimulate local economies

Community

1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood, including tree planters! So planting trees naturally brings people together, heals communities, and stimulates local economies.

Trees provide food

Biodiversity

Trees provide food, shade, and shelter for 1/2 of the world’s terrestrial flora and fauna and 3/4 of all birds. Iconic species like the wolf rely on their forest ecosystem to thrive and reproduce.