Fisheries and Land Resources

Forestry and Agrifoods

National Forest Week

 

During National Forest Week, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada's
Forest heritage and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource.
Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history - and to our future.
Communities, families and individuals depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life.

History

Established circa 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week, the intention was to encourage greater public awareness towards Canada's forests. At the time, there was no apparent shortage of trees for industrial expansion - the greatest threat came from forest fires, due mainly to human causes. Since then National Forest Week, as it was renamed in 1967, has evolved to encompass the many and varied human and environmental aspects of Canada's forest resources - past, present and future. Although special activities are promoted across Canada, National Forest Week remains first and foremost a challenge to individual Canadians to learn more about their forest heritage and support greater recognition of this valuable resource. National Forest Week is observed annually during the last full week of September, Sunday through Saturday.

National Tree Day

On March 2, 2011 a private members motion received consent from the House of Commons to declare the Wednesday of National Forest Week as National Tree Day. National Tree day is an opportunity for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us - clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.

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2016 National Forest Week

September 18 - 24
Theme: True North Strong and Green- Celebrating Canada's Forests

  • Long recognized as a world leader in resource innovation, Canada's forest sector is stronger, more diverse and more high-tech than ever.
  • Creating renewable wood-based products, material and energy, we are helping to fight climate change while bringing new growth to an economy deeply rooted in healthy, sustainable forests.
  • From car parts to bio-plastics, to tall wood construction, our future looks green!

National Tree Day: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Celebrate National Forest Week!

We invite you to celebrate National Forest Week in your neck of the woods and to let us know what you're doing by submitting your event to be listed in the Calendar of Events.

How to Participate

  • Have your municipality officially recognize National Tree Day.
  • Host or participate in a National Forest Week activity or event.
  • Arrange a tree planting.
  • Take a walk in woods and get to know your forest.
  • Care for a newly planted or neglected tree.
  • Identify all the things at home or school that are made of wood.
  • Learn about organizations that demonstrate sustainable forest management.
  • Tour a forest sector industry or processing site.
  • Learn about the prevention of forest fires.

For more information on National Forest Week, event ideas, or to submit an event for listing, please contact:

Public Relations Specialist

2016 Calendar of Events

The following are National Forest Week activities occurring across the province.  For further information on any listed event, please contact the hosting organization directly.

Event Title: Date: Location: Hosted By: For More Information:
National Forest Week Poster Contest Contest Opens: September 18, 2016
Contest Closes: October 14, 2016
Province wide Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods Public Relations Specialist

Concours d'affiche de la Semaine nationale de l'arbre et des fôrets

Ouverture du concours: le 18 septembre 2016 Fermeture du concours: le 14 octobre 2016 Toute la province Ministère des Pêches, de la Foresterie et de l'Agroalimentaire Spécialiste des relations publiques
Explore Forestry Day  PDF (664 KB) Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Margaret Bowater Park, Corner Brook Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd.

Resource Innovations Inc.

Canadian Institute of Forestry - NL Chapter

Forestry Safety Association of NL
Michelle St. George Hamlyn MichelleHamlyn@gov.nl.ca
National Tree Day Ceremony Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Margaret Bowater Park, Corner Brook Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods Public Relations Specialist
National Forest Week Breakfast PDF (521 KB) Friday, September 23, 2016 Corner Brook Association of Registered Professional Foresters

Resource Innovations Inc.

Canadian Institute of Forestry - NL Chapter

Goodfellow

Digital Advertising Solutions
Andrew Clarke
AndrewClarke@gov.nl.ca
National Forest Week Charity Golf Tournament PDF (635 KB) Friday, September 23, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Blomidon Golf Club, Corner Brook Association of Registered Professional Foresters

Canadian Institute of Forestry - NL Chapter
Sean Greene
SeanGreene@gov.nl.ca
National Tree DayPDF (185 KB) Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Victoria Park, St. John's Newfoundland Power
Landscape NL
City of St. John's
Tree Canada
Clean St. John's
Wildland Associates Ltd.
McInnes Cooper
Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods
 
ATV/UTV, Snowmobile and Chainsaw Safety Information SessionPDF (739 KB) Thursday, September 22, 2016 Rugged Edge,
8 Lundrigan Drive,
Corner Brook, NL
Forestry Safety Association of NL
Rugged Edge
Dion Newman
Executive Director
Canadian Institute of Forestry & Registered Professional Foresters Association Annual General Meeting & Conference September 27-29, 2016 Norris Point, NL Canadian Institute of Forestry NL Chapter
Association of Registered Professional Foresters of Newfoundland and Labrador
Sean Greene
SeanGreene@gov.nl.ca

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