Planting with a purpose – re-greening local communities

For residents in ice-damaged communities, restoring forest cover through tree planting initiatives provides countless benefits. New trees will compensate for existing damage to tree canopy, re-beautify local communities, and provide invaluable health benefits to surrounding areas.

The partnership with Trees Ontario is part of Enbridge’s ongoing commitment to support organizations and activities that contribute to the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of the communities where they operate.

Over the course of the trees’ lifespan, they will continually emit oxygen and sequester carbon, facilitating the improvement of air quality in the local area. Forests and natural landscapes have been shown to improve the general wellbeing and health of people who interact with them. Studies show that this interaction decreases stress, improves mood and reduces the frequency of illnesses, such as childhood asthma.

SOURCE Trees Ontario