Blog May 8, 2012
Engage your community and help trees “take root” across Canada
Trees perform invaluable natural services that benefit everyone—from creating habitat and food sources for local wildlife to filtering air and water, and providing much-needed shade on hot summer days. Stewardship and restoration projects don’t just enhance local biodiversity and wildlife habitat, they also reconnect people with nature and improve the quality of life in their communities.
In celebration of National Tree Day and to encourage community engagement in public spaces, Canon and Evergreen have partnered to deliver Canon’s Take Root Program. Officially launched on April 27, the program will award $5,000 and a Canon PowerShot camera to 30 community groups across Canada for tree-planting projects throughout September 2012.
Our aim is to add more than 7,500 trees to the Canadian urban landscape through native tree-planting events, invasive-species removal, and other community stewardship and development activities.
Applications are currently available and are due by May 25! Visit our website for more information and to download an application today.