National Tree Day
On March 2, 2011 a private members motion to declare the Wednesday of National Forest Week (September 23 to 29), National Tree Day, received consent from the House of Commons. This special day is a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us—clean air, wildlife habitat, energy and a connection with nature. Not to mention how immensely important they are for the climate. On average, 98 trees capture and store one tonne of airborne carbon dioxide every year. And with over 80 per cent of Canadians living in urban areas, it’s so important to keep our city centres green. Did you know that each healthy tree can reduce airborne dust by as much as 7,000 particles per litre of air? A healthy tree is a free-standing air conditioner and purifier!