Canada is rich in natural space. A whopping 40 per cent of Canada’s land is forest. And nearly nine per cent of the globe’s forests are right here in our own backyard. With so many trees surrounding us, how well do you know them? Take the quiz to find out!
Plant a tree
The best way to get to know the trees in Canada is to plant one, tend to it and watch it grow. You’ll want to plant a tree that is native to Canada and once you’ve chosen, we can help you to actually plant it! Learn how!
Take a Forest Bath
You know a fair amount about trees, but have you spent some quality time with them yet? Forest bathing, in its essence, means taking in the forest atmosphere, to bathe one’s mind and soul with the forest.
It turns out that heading out to the woods can really make an impact on your health. According to a variety of scientific studies, forest bathing can lower your blood pressure and pulse rate, reduce your cortisol levels (those nasty stress hormones), keep depression at bay, boost your energy levels, and kick your anger to the curb.
So how long do you have to walk amid nature to reap the benefits? It turns out as little as 40 minutes of walking in a forest will result in improved mood and feelings of vigor. If you want to experience the full-blown benefits, consider spending some time walking in a forest setting every day.
Celebrate Tree Day
You’re pretty much an expert on trees! So it’s time to show trees some love by spreading the word this Tree Day. On September 27th, hop online and share this quiz with your family and friends!