About TD Tree Days

Over 235,000 trees planted and counting!

As TD's flagship urban greening program, TD Tree Days provides TD employees and their families, our customers and community partners the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship in their local communities.

Over the past six years, thousands of volunteers – from Brownies to bankers – have planted over 235,000 trees. And this year, we're planting 50,000 more!

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) works with dozens of organizations, including municipalities, conservation authorities and Aboriginal communities, which support TD Tree Days with technical expertise to ensure that the right tree is properly planted in the right place.

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If you are unable to join us on site, follow the action on Instagram and Twitter at #TDTreeDays.

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.

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

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
  • Increased property value
  • Improved aesthetics and psychological well being

About TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

From schoolyard naturalization and wildlife rehabilitation to tree plantings and environmental education, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is proud to provide funding to help sustain an incredible array of grassroots environmental programs across the country. Since 1990, TD FEF has supported over 23,000 projects with over $70 million in funding.

Funding recommendations are made by one of eight Regional Advisory Boards across the country, ensuring that decision-making is local, relevant and impactful.

And, because TD covers the management and administrative costs of running TD FEF, 100% of every dollar donated to the Foundation supports local environmental projects in the communities in which the donation was made.

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

TD Forests

Along with TD Green Streets – a grant program which supports the adoption of leading-edge practices in urban forestry – TD Tree Days is a component of TD Forests.

Launched in 2012 by TD Bank Group, TD Forests is founded on two pillars: reduce and grow. It is the first program of its kind at TD, where the Bank has embedded environmental practices into all aspects of its business.

TD Forests brings together under one canopy the bank's long-standing community programs related to forest conservation and education - along with a major conservation initiative.

In a nutshell - TD Forests works to grow urban forests and green spaces; protect critical forest habitats; and, encourage the responsible use of forest products.

As components of TD Forests, TD Tree Days and TD Green Streets underscore the importance of our urban forests and support TD’s commitment to forest protection and stewardship.

TD Forests

1 – Canadian Forestry Association
2 – Tree Canada