Every Tree Counts
About Every Tree Counts
Every Tree Counts is a collective movement in Toronto to grow our tree canopy to 40%. We are engaging all Torontonians - that means you. Whether planting a tree at home, school or work, donating to the cause, or simply taking care of the trees we have - we are greening Toronto together.
Toronto City Council adopted this goal in 2013 as part of the City of Toronto's Strategic Forest Management Plan. The City's Urban Forestry department plants approximately 100,000 trees on public land annually. However, the greatest availability of land to plant trees is on private property. To meet the tree canopy target of 40% in the next 50 years, 300,000 trees must be planted in Toronto each year. The City’s estimates show only half this target is being met and that the greatest potential for planting is on private land, where currently only 25,000 trees are being planted annually.
That's why everyone's participation is critical to achieving Toronto's tree canopy goals. Let's get planting!