November 10, 2016

CN expands tree planting program

Communities in Bloom, Tree Canada and CN EcoConnxions recently announced 50 communities across Canada will be awarded grants of $25,000 to fund local tree planting projects in honour of the nation’s 150th anniversary.

The 2017 grant awards, the sixth year of the “From the Ground Up” program, double from 25 to 50 the number of communities that have been awarded grants in previous years.

Selected communities will each receive a $25,000 grant from CN, and a commemorative plaque and ceremonial tree to be planted in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up program promotes community sustainability through the greening of municipal and community properties across Canada.  CN and its partners, Tree Canada and Communities in Bloom, assist Canadian municipalities and community groups in establishing tree planting and green space enhancement initiatives in a sustainable, environmentally responsible manner.

Since CN launched From the Ground Up in 2012, more than 60,000 trees and shrubs have been planted, helping to enhance the environmental and social health of 150 communities across Canada. Through its various tree planting initiatives, including From the Ground Up, CN has planted 1.2 million trees across North America since 2011.