Forestry and Agrifoods
During National Forest Week, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada's
Forest heritage and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource.
Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history - and to our future.
Communities, families and individuals depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life.
Established circa 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, the intention was to encourage greater public awareness towards Canada's forests. At the time, there was no apparent shortage of trees for industrial expansion - the greatest threat came from forest fires, due mainly to human causes. Since then National Forest Week, as it was renamed in 1967, has evolved to encompass the many and varied human and environmental aspects of Canada's forest resources - past, present and future. Although special activities are promoted across Canada, National Forest Week remains first and foremost a challenge to individual Canadians to learn more about their forest heritage and support greater recognition of this valuable resource. National Forest Week is observed annually during the last full week of September, Sunday through Saturday.
On March 2, 2011 a private members motion received consent from the House of Commons to declare the Wednesday of National Forest Week as National Tree Day. National Tree day is an opportunity for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us - clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.
For more information on National Tree Day: http://www.nationaltreeday.ca
September 22 - 28, 2019
Theme: To be Announced
National Tree Day: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
We invite you to celebrate National Forest Week in your neck of the woods and to let us know what you're doing by submitting your event to be listed in the Calendar of Events.
For more information on National Forest Week, event ideas, or to submit an event for listing, please contact:
The following are National Forest Week activities occurring across the province. For further information on any listed event, please contact the hosting organization directly.
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