Great Lakes St. Lawrence
Trees Initiative

A regional effort with the goal of planting 250 million trees by 2033.

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second-best time is now. - Proverb

Why trees?

  • Trees clean the air by storing carbon and removing other pollutants.
  • Trees can save lives by improving cardiovascular health, supporting mental health, and reducing urban heat effects.
  • Trees absorb stormwater to help improve the health of streams, lakes and drinking water.
  • Trees provide habitat for other plants and wildlife.
  • Trees create recreational landscapes, economic benefits and jobs.
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