About TD Tree Days

Little girl at TD Tree Days event

Over 466,000 trees planted and counting!

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

Through our work with the Arbor Day Foundation, we're able to connect annually with local organizations that help support TD Tree Days events with technical expertise, ultimately ensuring that the right tree is always planted in the right place. These organizations span our footprint (and beyond!) in communities where our Colleagues and Customers live and work.

TD Tree Days is contributing the TD Ready Commitment's target of planting one million trees by 2030. Since the program launched in Canada in 2010, over 466,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted with the help of volunteers across Canada and in the U.S.

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The Ecological Value of Forests

Healthy forests and urban canopies play important roles in maintaining a vibrant 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
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

 


About the TD Ready Commitment

In a period of unprecedented change, driven by advances in technology, shifts in demographics, climate change and globalization, the pace of change has never been greater. 

To help individuals and communities prosper in a changing world, TD launched the TD Ready Commitment, a multi-year program to open doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow.

As part of the TD Ready Commitment, TD is targeting a goal of CDN $1 billion by 2030 towards community giving in order to build an inclusive future in four areas: Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Additionally, TD's corporate citizenship goals align directly to nine of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals identified by the United Nations.

Learn more: td.com/tdreadycommitment TD partners with the Arbor Day Foundation in the United States to help us achieve our community tree planting goals.

 


About the Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than 1 million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival.  

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.