PROVINCIAL AND TERRITORY TREES OF CANADA

Alberta= Lodgepole Pine

BC= Western Red Cedar

Manitoba=White Spruce

Newfoundland and Labrador = Black Spruce

New Brunswick= Balsam Fir

North West Territories= Tamarack

Nova Scotia= Red Spruce

Nunavut = no official tree

Ontario= Eastern White Pine

PEI= Red Oak

Quebec= Yellow Birch

Saskatchewan= White Birch

Yukon= Sub-Alpine Fir

TYPES

  • There are over 23, 000 different types of trees

CO2

  • One tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of CO2 per year
  • Scientists believe a tree in the right place can save air conditioning use for 100 kilowatt hours
  • Trees in good spots reduce heating fuel requirements by 10 to 12%
  • 1, 000,000 trees planted in good locations can save $10,000,000
  • Trees provide shade
  • Trees slow down evaporation
  • Trees make clouds of chemicals that are very important to so many parts  of our ecosystem
  • Scientists found that in a shaded park in Tucsan was 10 degrees cooler than an open desert
  • Trees protect homes from wind

PHOTOSYNTHESIS

  • Trees make half the photosynthesis on land (Photosynthesis is made from energy from the sun)

FLOODING AND EROSION

  • Trees leaves and branches help prevent downpours from eroding the ground
  • Trees roots can prevent mud sides because the roots keep the ground locked together

OCEANS

  • Trees give  oxygen and minerals into the ocean

RAIN

  • trees help make it rain by sending bacteria into the atmosphere

TOXIC WASTE 

  • Trees help make mercury, nitrates and toxic wastes in the ground harmless
  • Trees collect inside of them and neutralize sulfur dioxide, ozone, carbon dioxide, and harmful air pollutants

FOOD AND MEDICINE

  • Trees give food and medicine

ANIMALS, BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND BEES

  • Trees provide homes for humans, birds, insects and other animals
  • Trees help keep out the heat
  • Trees produce chemicals that ward off animals that could eat them
  • Wafer ash trees make chemicals that attract butterflies and and honey bees
  • Trees produce healthy chemicals for animals around them

WATER

  • Trees filter water
  • The maximum amount of water that can be stored in a tree’s crown is a hundred gallons of water
  • Trees have their own water cycle

HOUSING

  • Professional architects look at deciduous trees on properties because if they are in the right locations they make the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer
  • Trees can help property prices go up by 1% per mature tree

TreesCO2 Reading List

  • The Native Trees of Canada by Leanne Shapton
  • The Man Who Planted Trees: A Story Of Lost Groves, The Science Of Trees and a Plan To Save The Planet by Jim Robbins
  • The Global Forest: 40 Ways Trees Can Save Us by Diana Beresford-Kroeger
  • This Phenomenal Life The Amazing Ways We Are Connected With Our Universe by Misha Maynerick Blaise
  • The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
  • The Gardener’s Garden Inspiration Across Continents and Centuries by Toby Musgrave