Every year, during the 3rd week in September, Canada marks National Forest Week to celebrate how truly valuable our forests are to all Canadians and to the entire world. This year, National Forest Week runs from September 21 to 27, and is highlighted by National Tree Day, which falls on September 24.
The theme for National Forest Week this year is “Sunrise in the Forest”. We think this is particularly appropriate in that it speaks to two equally important features of the Canadian forest industry in the past few years: the emphasis that we have placed on properly protecting the forest and its wildlife; and the new day dawning for the Canadian forestry industry and its workers.
National Forest Week provides an excellent opportunity to engage employees, communities and the young people who will be our next generation of workers in a discussion about the importance of this resource and what we all need to do to protect it. We encourage you to take the time to enjoy and learn more about Canada’s forests this week.
For more information on National Forest Week and National Tree Day, please visit the website of the Canadian Forest Association, which cosponsors the event, or Natural Resources Canada’s website.