The TreeKeepers program was launched in late 2012 as one of the key goals of Vancouver’s Greenest City campaign. It is a partnership managed by Tree City and the Environmental Youth Alliance working with the City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation on the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan.
This ambitious roadmap to a healthy, inclusive, prosperous and resilient future calls for the planting of 150,000 new trees. That’s a big target for a fairly developed city where land use is in perennial contention. To reach this goal will require a lot of help. The City estimates at least one-third of these new trees will need to be planted on private property by residents and commercial property owners.
The TreeKeepers program was created to encourage people to plant more trees on private property while raising appreciation and awareness of the value of the urban forest. In addition to funding from the City of Vancouver, support was received from Environment Canada and the Vancouver Foundation Greenest City Fund.
We’re in the News!
- 綠化城市大家來種樹 – Ming Pao – 11May2015
- TreeKeepers: gardiens de la nature – Radio-Canada – 18April2015
- 鼓勵自家植樹 溫市今年種4千棵 – Sing Tao – 7April2015
- Grow the Urban Forest – Breakfast Television Live Eye – 2April2015
- Creating an Urban Forest in Vancouver – Global BC1 Afternoon with Lynn Colliar and Jay Durant – 2April2015
- TreeKeepers wants public to help grow the city’s urban forest – CBC Radio On the Coast – 2April2015
- Reporter Liam Britten Plants a Tree with TreeKeepers – CBC Radio On the Coast – audio – 1April2015
- CBC Radio News with Jeff Harrington – audio – 1April2015
- Vancouver’s urban forest on the decline: arborist – News1130 – 30March2015
- Vancouver’s urban forest on the decline: arborist – News1130 – audio – 30March2015
- TreeKeepers and Vancouver Park Board sell cheap trees for greener city – CBC Radio: The Early Edition – 28March2015
- Urban Forest Initiative – CBC TV News at 5 & 6pm with Andrew Chang – 27March2015
- Vancouver’s urban forest grows one tree at a time – Vancouver Courier – 26March2015
- Finding perennial meaning under Vancouver’s cherry blossom trees – The Source – 24March2015
- Grow Vancouver’s urban forest with $10 trees from TreeKeepers – The Georgia Straight – 10March2015
- Vancouver Park Board rescues trees before CPR bulldozers destroy 30 years of urban farming. Vancouver Sun – 4March2015
- Des arbres du corridor Arbutus seront transplantés ailleurs à Vancouver. Ici Radio-Canada – 4March2015
- City scrambling to relocate 90 trees on Arbutus Corridor. Vancity Buzz – 4March2015
- Πώς φτιάχνεται η πιο πράσινη πόλη του κόσμου. Eco News Greece – 3March2015
- Vancouver’s progress towards becoming the Greenest City. Clean Technica – 2March2015
- City plans massive tree boost for East Van. Vancouver Sun – 12April2014
- 想当最环保城市 温哥华需多种树. Epoch Times -29March2014
- Un grand project de planter 150 000 arbres d’ici 2020 – Radio Canada – 28March2014
- City urges residents to take home trees. Vancouver Courier – 28March2014
- Plant a tree, build a forest. Vancouver Sun – 25March2014
- TreeKeepers helps reforest Vancouver with $10 trees. Georgia Strait – 3March2014
- TreeKeepers program encourages Vancouver residents to help grow the urban forest. Vancouver Sun – 22April2013