2 Billion Trees Commitment
The ongoing call for proposals is now open. Learn more and apply for funding.
The 2 Billion Trees (2BT) program provides financial support to organizations to plant trees over 10 years.
Planting two billion trees is taking a significant step forward in Canada’s approach to tackle the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. These trees will capture and store carbon from the atmosphere, improve air and water quality, help to restore nature and biodiversity, cool our urban centres, and create and support thousands of green jobs.
Healthy forest ecosystems are home to thousands of living organisms. Forests supply us with food, provide shelter and shade, and hold spiritual significance for many, particularly within Indigenous cultures.
Together with provinces, territories, non-profit organizations, businesses, and Indigenous governments and organizations, we will reach our two billion trees goal.
Planting two billion trees is no small feat. It takes a lot of planning, preparation and often many years to get from a seed to planting a tree in the ground, but the benefits span generations!
Organizations interested in being a part of the 2BT program
The ongoing call for proposals is now open. Learn more about eligibility and the application process for funding.
Tree planting progress and successes
Discover how many trees have been planted and the many benefits achieved so far. Explore our program timeline to learn more about 2BT developments.
A better tomorrow
Understand the importance of biodiversity in Canada’s forests and the 2BT program, and how the trees planted today become the forests of the future.
A shared commitment
Learn more about Agreements in Principle between the provinces and territories to plant trees on provincial and territorial Crown lands.
Planting 2 billion trees benefits all of us
Science supporting the 2 Billion Trees program
A key activity of the 2 Billion Trees program is enhancing science and mobilizing knowledge to support improved program outcomes. NRCan is investing in targeted research projects to address knowledge gaps, inform innovative practices and optimize benefits for biodiversity and human well-being.
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