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Tree Canada Planting Programs

 

Tree Canada, a charitable not-for-profit organization, is committed to working with its corporate, government, and individual partners on tree-planting programs, including providing “ReLeaf” to areas suffering damage from natural disasters, offering funding to communities for fruit-bearing trees, greening school grounds, and more.

The trees we plant are a living legacy that benefits communities for decades to come.

Tree Canada has several new tree planting funding programs that through community participation will benefit our urban forest!

Alberta Urban Forest ReLeaf Program 

Tree Canada in partnership with TELUS, is providing funding to homeowners, private landowners and municipalities to replace trees on private or municipal land that have been severely damaged and killed by the massive flooding that occurred in the summer of 2013 and the snow storm that occurred in 2014.

The massive flood devastated Calgary, High River and many other communities in the early summer of 2013.  Many mature trees were uprooted and left municipalities with a severely reduced tree canopy. The snow storm in 2014, like the flooding, damaged many of the municipalities’ and homeowners’ mature trees which has reduced an already severely reduced tree canopy.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Residents – Residents who had individual tree(s) severely damaged or killed by the flood or snow storm may apply for a rebate of up to $500 off the estimated cost of a landscape tree. The on-line application and 1-2 photos of flood or snow damage can be sent to our Tree Canada Community Adviser for review and approval.
  • Landowners – Private landowners who have shelterbelt trees or landscape trees around their yard that were severely damaged or killed by the flood or snow storm will be able to apply for tree seedlings or potted trees up to a 5 gallon pot size, for a maximum amount of $5,000.

Edible Trees Program 

Clean the air, beautify your neighbourhood, and bring fresh fruits or nuts to your community all at the same time with our Edible Trees program. Your community gardening group, arboretum, school, housing project, or other organization can apply to have a project funded.

For more information on either of these programs or any of Tree Canada’s additional planting programs, please visit Tree Canada

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