December 15, 2016
The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute campaign celebrated its one-year anniversary on Nov. 4 with numerous tree planting projects across the province and the launch of the #150Tree initiative. Highway of Heroes’ goal is to create a living, breathing memorial for Canadians by planting 117,000 trees — one for each Canadian solider killed since Confederation — along Highway 401 from the Trenton Canadian Forces Base to the military coroner’s office in Toronto. The 170 km stretch represents the final journey taken by each fallen Canadian solider.

To date, the project has planted over 3,000 trees.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, the HOH campaign is calling on Canadians to become champions of the cause by purchasing a “Hero Tree.” Each $150 donor will receive a “150Tree Kit” that includes a small ‘150Tree,’ a special t-shirt and an official certificate to commemorate their gift to Canada. For each $150 donation, a tree will be planted along the highway, as well as an additional tree to be planted at a place of the donor’s choosing. HOH is encouraging “champions” to take a picture or a short video with their tree and t-shirt, describing why they got involved and calling on their friends, families and communities to take part.

Landscape Ontario members are leading the way with the campaign. To learn more and to get involved, visit