Trees For Life Project (TFLP) Canada partners with Indigenous and urban communities in regions of Ontario to implement a sustainable model of reforestation and to support native species of trees, protecting the animals, preserving our natural environments and spreading awareness about the benefits of planting trees.
Our model reaches the core roots of sustainability and community growth. Together we can create carbon sequestration from the atmosphere to slow and start reversing atmospheric CO2 pollution and to mitigate and help reverse global warming. Every tree planted in Canada will also help us grow a Rainforest Tree in our tropical projects along the equator. Learn more about why the tropics.
The process starts with the...
Seedlings – we partner with local nurseries that collect seedlings year round and sprout them in tree nurseries producing
different native species of diverse forest trees. Our forest trees range from Hemlock, Ironwood, Yellow birch, spruce, red pine, white pine, Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and much more. Given its remarkably large land area, Ontario's forests are incredibly diverse, home to a wide array of unique trees, plant and wildlife. However, many of Ontario's amazing forests are also being pressured by natural resource extraction and encroaching agricultural development.
A forest ecosystem is a dynamic place where living things like plants, animals and microbes interact with their environment and depend on each other for survival. Living organisms, including humans, depend on the services these forest ecosystems provide.
Young Trees are planted in critical parts of Ontario, including degraded land available to Indigenous communities in the
Northern regions and urban communities in the Southern regions of the province. As we grow, our mission is to plant many tree all across Ontario and Canada.
Natural Forest Matrix - The current sites are strategically designed in a natural forest matrix, planting many different species at each location with our reforestation experts, ensuring a diverse forest with the goal of long term protection and conservation for these newly restored lands. They can then continue to grow, sequester carbon, and help mitigate climate change.
Partnerships - We support long-term partnerships with the newly planted forests, including adaptive management as unpredictable impacts of changing climate place additional stresses on our forest ecosystems.
Maintenance and Care - Trees for Life Project volunteers and paid crews maintain the young trees for four years in Northern lands. There are at least three supervised visits each year for maintenance and cleaning. In the southern Urban regions TFLP collaborates with the Province and Municipalities to secure land space and plant as many trees as we can, working together with the communities and spreading awareness. Volunteer teams assists in the day to day tasks. This can range from working in the nursery, planting trees, maintenance and attending workshops to learn about the benefits of planting trees in our communities.
We can do this together!
But there is so much more..
Each reforestation project is a 25 year cycle. Young trees are maintained for the first four years. Once trees have grown above the
surrounding vegetation, they are turned over to the participating communities. The community receives long-term support for the newly planted forests for the next 21 years until the forest reaches maturity and robust carbon sequestration. This process of collaboration ensures strong growth rates and accountability for trees while empowering communities to grow together. The new forests will also provide homes for animals, protect rivers and water sources, control erosion, and amend soils with nutrients.Benefits
Rural communities – communities are supported in their efforts to plant more trees. This benefits their land and communities. Tree species selection is key to success. Resilient, native trees that provide sustainable long term benefits.
Urban communities - communities are supported in their effort to improve their parks and natural environments, while
supporting our planets rainforests and growing our biodiversity and helping the animals in tropical areas. A vibrant ecosystem is grown to prevent loss of biodiversity. One ton of carbon sequestration and storage is achieved per rainforest tree sponsored.
If managed properly, the forest can provide the world's needs to reduce carbon and help grow our biodiversity which is crucial to life on earth. Promoting the use of sustainable and renewable sources also does stop the destruction of the forests.
Join Us, Plant A Tree.
WHEN YOU PLANT A TREE, YOU ARE MAKING A STATEMENT THAT
YOU CARE FOR THE WORLD, THE PEOPLE, AND THE LIFE ON THE PLANET, BEYOND