National forest week

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National Forest Week (including its Wednesday, which is known as National Tree Day) is a thematic week in Canada, held annually in September. It was held most recently September 24–30, 2017.[1]

The week was first known as Forest Fire Prevention Week, established in 1920. It was renamed National Forest Week in 1967.[2] It was given national status through an Act of Parliament in 2011. Royal Galipeau, MP introduced a private member's motion in the House of Commons of Canada on March 2, 2011. It is co-sponsored by Tree Canada.[3]


  1. ^ "National Forest Week". Canadian Forestry Association. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "National Forest Week". Canadian Institute of Forestry. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Canada National Forest Week 2018". Two Sides North America. The Two Sides Team. Retrieved 22 December 2018.