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National Tree Day

September 23, 2016

National Tree Day celebrates Canada's trees and all that they provide: clean air, wildlife habitat, a reduction in energy demand and a beautiful environment.

National Forest Week

September 20 – 26, 2015

For nearly 100 years, National Forest Week has celebrated Canada's trees and forests, encouraging Canadians to get outside, explore the forests in their communities and meet the trees in their schoolyards.

Other Resources

Seeing the Forests and the Trees

Students can learn more about trees and forests at this easy-to-navigate site from EcoKids. Activities include paper-making, tree planting and tree ring analysis.

WWF-Canada: Canada’s Boreal Forest

Background information on Canada’s boreal forest, including the threat it faces and the species it supports.

Canada’s Trees and Forests

Learn about the parts of a tree, Canada’s forest regions, official tree emblems and much more on all aspects of forestry from the Canadian Forestry Association.

Trees in Canada

Explore the wide variety of trees found in Canada and learn about greening your schoolyard at the Tree Canada website.

Reading Passage and Curriculum Connections

Almost half of all the land in Canada is covered by forest. This reading is about the important role trees play in our ecosystem. Glossary included.

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Almost half of all the land in Canada is covered by forest. This reading is about the important role trees play in our ecosystem. Glossary included.

Discover how the Forests Alive lessons are linked to the curriculum in Canada's 13 provinces and territories.

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Discover how the Forests Alive lessons are linked to the curriculum in Canada's 13 provinces and territories.