Each year National Forest Week is celebrated across Canada by many individuals and diverse governmental and non governmental organizations. During the week of September 22-28, 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.
Ways to Participate in National Forest Week
- Take a walk in woods nearby and get to know your forest
- Arrange a tree planting: Visit Tree Canada to get involved
- Care for a newly planted or neglected tree, and study its species
- Identify all the things at home or school that are made of wood
- Learn about organizations that demonstrate sustainable forest management
- Tour a forest sector industry or processing site
- Learn about the prevention of forest fires
- Contact a provincial forestry association for teaching materials
Visit Canadian Institute of Forestry ‘s website to learn more about how communities, families and individuals depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life.