Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

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Since the need for reforestation is global and always changing, we feature where trees are most needed now. This month, we are raising funds to plant trees for fire recovery in British Columbia. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Recover areas affected by large-scale wildfires
  • Improve forest health by planting young, well-placed trees
  • Restore habitat for British Columbia's iconic wildlife species
  • Right now, British Columbia needs trees! Record-breaking forest fires have burned over two million acres in the last five years, with more than 500 fires so far in 2021 alone. The fires have impacted the forest, soils, riparian ecosystems, wildlife, and water quality. Local indigenous communities have seen their ability to hunt and gather food drastically altered.

    You can make a difference with your support! Not only will newly planted trees help re-establish a healthy forest: the species planted will also be resilient in the face of rising temperatures due to climate change. This project will create habitat for iconic wildlife species like the grizzly bear, sandhill crane, and moose. Thank you so much for your support of healthy forests! 🌲
  • 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 (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates about this project, 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.

Since the need for reforestation is global and always changing, we feature where trees are most needed now. This month, we are raising funds to plant trees for fire recovery in British Columbia. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Recover areas affected by large-scale wildfires
  • Improve forest health by planting young, well-placed trees
  • Restore habitat for British Columbia's iconic wildlife species
  • Right now, British Columbia needs trees! Record-breaking forest fires have burned over two million acres in the last five years, with more than 500 fires so far in 2021 alone. The fires have impacted the forest, soils, riparian ecosystems, wildlife, and water quality. Local indigenous communities have seen their ability to hunt and gather food drastically altered.

    You can make a difference with your support! Not only will newly planted trees help re-establish a healthy forest: the species planted will also be resilient in the face of rising temperatures due to climate change. This project will create habitat for iconic wildlife species like the grizzly bear, sandhill crane, and moose. Thank you so much for your support of healthy forests! 🌲
  • 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 (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates about this project, 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.

DEFORESTATION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Map of Deforestation in British ColumbiaEXPLORE ON GFW

British Columbia is Canada’s most ecologically diverse province. It has the country’s only temperate desert, near Osoyoos in the far south, and North America’s wettest weather station, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It has temperate rainforests, dry pine forests, boreal forests, alpine tundra, grasslands and more. More than 1,100 species of birds, fish, mammals, amphibians and reptiles live in B.C., some found nowhere else in Canada.

In summer 2017, British Columbia experienced the worst wildfire season in its history. It was unprecedented in the amount of land burned (over 1.2 million hectares), the total cost of fire suppression (over $568 million), and the number of people displaced (roughly 65,000 evacuated).

The fire season prompted a Provincial State of Emergency that was declared on July 7 and not rescinded until September 15, lasting 70 days. This was the longest Provincial State of Emergency in B.C's history. Recovering from such significant wildfire damage will take careful forest management. Your support can help get B.C's trees back to health again! 

Forest recovery in BC
Forest management in BC
Reforestation in BC
Tree planting day in British Columbia

WHY PLANT TREES?

Wildfires in British Columbia

Reduce the impact of wildfires

Help us prevent wildfires from spreading catastrophically. Young, healthy forests can help suppress future wildfires and reduce the impact of smoke on public health.  

Bark Beetle in British Columbia

Improve forest health

Biological threats like bark beetle, defoliating insects, and the Gypsy Moth can stunt tree growth and increase tree mortality rates. Planting young, well-spaced trees helps create more resilient forests. 

Bears in British Columbia

Protect wildlife habitat

Healthy forests provide habitat for an abundance of wildlife. British Columbia currently has more than 1,186 approved wildlife habitat areas, covering more than 1 million hectares.

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