Trees for Schools
Thank you for your interest in our Trees for Schools program.
It is with great disappointment that we announce our Trees for Schools program will not be running as usual this year. Our nursery partner has informed us that our seedling order did not survive the winter due to climate conditions. As a result, we have to suspend the public program for 2020. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Social and Environmental Responsibility Coordinator Julia Scullion (Julia@copernicused.com).
Since 2009, we have donated over 188,200 seedlings and 8,000 wildflower packets to Ontario elementary students as a celebration of Earth Day.
This year we donated 18,671 seedlings and 1,500 wildflower packs to schools in Ontario - from Arthur to Napanee. In addition to our school seedling donations, we teamed up with Trees for Guelph - a wonderful charity that has a seasoned tree planter on their team! Every student in their program is taught how to properly plant their trees in a public space, so that their seedlings have the best chance of survival. This method allows us all to watch as their trees grow healthy and strong!
A Day in the life of a Seedling
Check out this fun video showing how seedlings are prepared for schools and why they are important - from a grade 1 point of view.
Some Interesting facts
These three articles shine a light on the importance of giving children access to green spaces:
Why kids need to spend time in nature
Benefits of connecting children to nature
Childhood Development and Access to Nature
Seed Zone Map
Visit our seedling FAQ page for planting instructions and more!
Check out the pictures below from previous years.