Canada’s Arboreal Emblems: Official Trees and Their Wood

Project Overview
SFI Inc. strongly promotes forest education and endeavors to help people connect with the natural environment around us. To help advance this cause, SFI Inc will provide Tree Canada with $5,000 to develop, print and distribute a pocket booklet titled, Canada’s Arboreal Emblems: Official Trees and Their Wood. This educational booklet will describe Canada’s provincial trees, their specific identifying characteristics and the various uses of their wood. The booklet will complement many of Tree Canada’s educational programs and prove useful to anyone interested in learning more about various tree species and forests. In addition to tree identification, the book will highlight the important environmental and economic values forests provide. Tree Canada plans to widely distribution the booklet to various event participants, supporters, sponsors and grant recipients.
Supporting the SFI Standard
The project supports SFI 2010-2014 Standard Objective 16: Training and Education, as it helps people connect with nature in forested landscapes while fostering a greater appreciation for the value of trees.
Project Resources
Project Overview PDF
About Tree Canada
Tree Canada develops programs in partnership with the private and public sectors, communities and individual Canadians, to maintain a healthy environment through sustaining urban and rural forests. For over twenty years, Tree Canada has engaged communities, governments, corporations, and individuals in the pursuit of a greener and healthier living environment for Canadians. Under the direction of their 13-member volunteer board of directors, Tree Canada provides Canadians with education, technical expertise, and resources to plant and care for urban and rural trees.