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Tomorrow’s Forest

SCIENCE-BASED TREE PLANTING FOR A HEALTHY QUEBEC

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TREES PLANTED

Years

2007–2019

Status

Ongoing

WHAT IS TOMORROW’S FOREST?

The program Tomorrow’s Forest is an initiative presented by the Cowboys Fringants Foundation and operated by Earth Day Canada in collaboration with the David Suzuki Foundation and La Tribu. With the success of planting 375 000 trees in Greater Montreal, these four collaborators are committed to stepping up their game to the whole of Quebec. By developing a science-based approach to tree planting, they aim to improve the health and resilience of both Quebec’s forests and citizens.

The new tree planting program, officially launched in the spring of 2018, also accounts for trees planted under the previous major Earth Day planting program, Green Corridor, which ended in 2017.

The program Tomorrow’s Forest aims to carry out various projects with different kinds of actors: municipalities, businesses, institutions, and organizations. We want to be able to address specific issues by envisioning projects that are unique and adaptable. In other words, the team of Tomorrow’s Forest is there to transform its partners’ environmental objectives into concrete actions through projects tailored to their needs.

Tomorrow’s Forest brings people together, soliciting the involvement of many communities and artists from different fields. Two renowned collaborators have already announced their support for the project: the actor Louis-José Houde and the painter Martin Bureau. For every ticket that is sold for his current tour “Préfère novembre”, Louis-José Houde has committed to donate $1 to fund Tomorrow’s Forest.

Contact us for more information about Tomorrow’s Forest!

THE TOMORROWS’ FOREST GALA

The Tomorrow’s Forests Gala was a benefit show on June 6th, 2019 whose ticket sales will be used to plant trees in Quebec City. Louis-José Houde, Les Cowboys Fringants, Philippe-Audrey Larrue-St-Jacques, Natasha Kanapée Fontaine, and Tire le Coyote shared the stage at Quebec’s capital city as part of the event!

OBJECTIVES

  • Plant resilient forests with diverse and adapted species
  • Support research to improve Quebec's reforestation expertise and identify innovative practices
  • Educate the general public about the importance of trees for our health and well-being, for addressing climate change, as well as for the local economy
  • Make an inventory of the groves planted by organizations and institutions outside of public forests
  • Create a directory of reforestation best practices.


THE TREE PLANTING PROJECTS


TOMORROW’S FORESTS’ ONE-STOP-SHOP SERVICE IN QUEBEC CITY

Tomorrow’s Forests will allow the City of Quebec to realize its Tree Vision which it has developed to increase its Canopy Area Index. Tomorrow’s Forests will support local initiatives and promote the greening of private residential, institutional, industrial, and commercial properties, in partnership with municipal initiatives.

As a first step, a one-stop-shop tree planting service has been set up to mobilize the various greening stakeholders in Quebec City to simplify, consolidate, and promote their approaches to urban forestry. The one-stop-shop service will help to mobilize the population to finance and implement tree planting projects. Open to all citizens of Quebec City, this one-stop-shop service allows you to ask your questions and to plant your urban forest.

375 000 TREES

At the origins of this more ambitious project to green the province of Quebec as a whole, the project 375 000 Trees aims to increase the canopy area index of the greater metropolitan area by 3%. The project entails planting 375 000 new trees, a green and sustainable legacy for the 375th anniversary of Montreal. The planting operation, in collaboration with Quebecor, is a joint initiative of the Cowboys Fringants Foundation, the David Suzuki Foundation, the La Compagnie Larivée Cabot Champagne, and Earth Day. This is made possible thanks, among other things, to the support of the Secretariat for the Metropolitan Region of the provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Use Planning. Also, it is in line with Montréal’s Metropolitan Land-Use and Development Plan (PMAD) and the Canopy Action Plan of the City of Montreal.

THEY’RE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM

PARTNERS


PROJECT COMMITTEE

Contact us

Tous les Jours / Jour de la Terre

5818, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) H2T 1T3 Canada

Phone : (514) 728-0116
Toll free : 1 800 424-8758
Fax : (514) 303-0248
Email: info@jourdelaterre.org