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 with local organizations from Maine to Florida and beyond that help support TD Tree Days events with technical expertise, ultimately ensuring that the right tree is always planted in the right place.
TD Tree Days is contributing to the TD Ready Commitment goal of planting one million trees by 2030. Since the program launched in Canada in 2010, over 491,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted with the help of volunteers across Canada and in the U.S.
Healthy forests and urban canopies play important roles in maintaining a vibrant planet. By participating in TD Tree Days, volunteers actively support environmental 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 in urban, suburban and rural settings. Trees provide critical ecosystem services and urban canopies provide a broad array of well-known environmental, economic and social benefits, including1,2:
Tempering the effects of global warming2
Reducing the heat island effect2
Sequestering gaseous air pollutants and particulates2
Reducing levels of storm water runoff1
Improving water quality1
Providing vital wildlife habitat2
Increasing property value1
Improving psychological well-being2
1. Tree Facts, Arbor Day Foundation, July 2023
2. The Benefits of Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, July 2023
Change is a fact of life. It can renew our perspective of the world or how we act within it. While change helps some of us get ahead, it can leave others behind.
To help create conditions for people to have a chance to succeed in a changing world, TD launched the TD Ready Commitment in 2018 to help open doors for a more sustainable and inclusive tomorrow.
As part of the TD Ready Commitment, TD is targeting a goal of CDN $1 billion by 2030 towards community in four areas critical to helping build an inclusive future: Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. TD has also aligned this work with the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
Learn more at td.com/us/en/about-us/communities/ready-commitment.
In the U.S., TD works with the Arbor Day Foundation to help us achieve our community tree planting goals.
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation is the world's largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. With a focus in communities and forests of greatest need, the Foundation — alongside its more than 1 million members, supporters and valued partners — has helped to plant nearly 500 million trees in more than 50 countries. Guided by its mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees, the Arbor Day Foundation is committed to unlocking the power of trees to help solve crticial issues facing people and the planet. Learn more about the impact of the Arbor Day Foundation at arborday.org.