2 Billion Trees Commitment

2 Billion Trees: Planting today, to grow our tomorrow #2BillionTrees

Forests and trees sustain life on Earth. Beyond the jobs that our sustainably managed forests provide, people living in Canada rely on forests for a wealth of benefits. Healthy forest ecosystems sustain thousands of living organisms, supply us with food, provide shelter and shade on a sunny day, clean the air we breathe and the water we drink, and hold spiritual significance for many, particularly within Indigenous cultures.

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 last decades!

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the program

Are you an organization interested in being a part of the 2 Billion Trees program?

The call for proposals is currently closed but you will have other opportunities to apply in the future.

Discover how we will get there together

Are you interested in learning about our progress and how we work with our partners?

Discover how our ten-year plan to plant two billion trees across Canada will reduce greenhouse gases by 2050.

How trees are planted and how it helps

Are you a tree-enthusiast?

Learn about the steps and time needed to go from a seed to a mature tree and how we are working with Indigenous communities, private landowners, cities, provinces and territories to make it happen.

Why plant 2 billion trees?

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To capture carbon in growing trees to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help in the fight against climate change
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To enhance biodiversity and forest resilience to climate change by planting the right tree species in the right places and restoring wildlife habitat
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To support human well-being by creating more green spaces for recreational activities and sanctuaries for connecting with nature; better regulation of temperatures in cities; improved mental well-being and reduced risk of wildland fire and floods to our communities

Natural Climate Solutions Fund

The 2 Billion Trees program is one part of the Natural Climate Solutions Fund (NCSF), which also includes:

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