About TD Tree Days

Little girl at TD Tree Days event

Over 390,000 trees planted and counting!

As TD’s flagship volunteer and urban greening program, TD Tree Days provides TD employees, their families and friends, and community, the opportunity to volunteer and help build healthy, vibrant communities by caring for their local environment.

We work with dozens of organizations, including ACTrees and New York Restoration Project(NYRP), which support TD Tree Days with technical expertise to ensure that the right tree is properly planted in the right place.

TD Tree Days is contributing The Ready Commitment's target of planting 1 million trees by 2030. Since the program launched in 2010, over 390,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted with the help of volunteers across the country. 

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The Ecological Value of Forests

Healthy forests and urban canopies play important roles in maintaining a healthy planet. By participating in TD Tree Days volunteers actively support forest stewardship, while making a tangible contribution to the well-being of their community and environment.

Woman planting a tree

In addition to their important economic, cultural and recreational value, the ecological value of forests is vital. Forests provide critical ecosystem services, including 1:

  • Capturing solar energy and create oxygen
  • Moderating local and regional climates
  • Storing water and affect water table
  • Developing and condition soils
  • Storing and recycling nutrients
  • Providing essentials of life to birds, fish and other wildlife
  • Adding to the planet’s biodiversity
  • Tempering the effects of global warming
  • Acting as carbon reservoirs
Man in forest

Similarly, urban canopies provide a broad array of well-known environmental, economic, and social benefits, including 2:

  • Sequestering of gaseous air pollutants and particulates.
  • Energy conservation through cooling, shade, and wind reduction
  • Storm-water attenuation
  • Noise buffering
  • Provision of wildlife habitat

1 – Canadian Forestry Association

2 – Tree Canada