Wednesday is National Tree Day, where Canadians coast-to-coast will be enlightened on the many benefits of trees.
Events nationwide, including one in Winnipeg, are designed to increase children’s knowledge of trees and nature’s role in nourishment.
“Growing in size every year, National Tree Day helps remind Canadians of the importance of trees,” said Michael Rosen, president of Tree Canada.
“They beautify our communities, naturally cool our cities in the summer, and combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide emissions and producing oxygen, as well as help to improve human health.”
Tree Canada has partnered with IKEA this year to celebrate the day on September 23.
IKEA Canada volunteers will be visiting elementary schools and municipal parks in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area.
Tree Canada has planted 80 million trees and greened more than 550 schoolyards across the country in the past 20 years.