Danielle St-Aubin, CEO of Tree Canada, recently thanked their community partners including AnswerConnect who have supported Tree Canada’s mission to “grow better places to live so that all members of our communities can reap the benefits of trees and green spaces”, by reforesting Canada.

AnswerConnect is committed to helping improve our planet by cutting carbon emissions and participating in tree-planting activities. In the month of October, we partnered with Tree Canada to support their National Greening Program. The program offers mass seedling plantings across Canada wherever there is a need for reforestation or afforestation. 

Reforestation vs Afforestation

Tree Canada’s National Greening Program has planted trees across Canada through both reforestation projects and afforestation projects. So, what are “reforesting” and “afforesting” processes and how are they different?

Reforestation is the process of re-planting trees in existing forests where the tree population is declining or the forest has experienced tree loss from natural disturbances including windstorms, tornadoes, pests, fire, or flooding.

Afforestation is the process of planting trees in areas where no trees have previously existed or have been absent for long periods of time. Forest restoration is a critical component to help fight climate change, particularly because trees can sequester and capture carbon, which helps to create cleaner air and cleaner soil.

Large-scale solutions

Every day, fossil fuel emissions release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that trap heat in our atmosphere. According to National Geographic, these gases have become the primary contributors to global warming and climate change.

Since 1992, Tree Canada has planted more than 83 million trees. Each tree planted absorbs carbon from the air to make our world a more livable space. Every tree Matters and Tree Canada is helping us at AnswerConnect to better improve our Planet by reforesting and afforesting Canada.

Learn more about how AnswerConnect is giving back to our Planet, through other tree planting initiatives here.

Images courtesy of Tree Canada.