ARBOR WEEK 2024: "HomeGrown Resilience"

May 26th - June 1st, 2024

ARBOR WEEK Experiences 2024

tree planters 2024

Where would we be without forests? Did you know that 80% of people in Canada live in urban centres now? The need for staying resilient in our communities partly depends on the trees that live in our communities and capture increasing carbon emissions, reduce temperatures, protect biodiversity, nourish our bodies, and improve our health. Growing our forest canopy is one of the many ways we're facing mounting global challenges with greater courage. The trees also need our help. Invasive insects and diseases such as Dutch Elm Disease (which is already in Saskatoon) threaten our urban forest. Through proper maintenance and tree protection practices we can help these trees stay strong. Let's get involved with our urban forest.

Homegrown Resilience through tree planting, educating and ensuring inclusive access to nature was our theme and focus for this year's Arbor Week events.

A complete list of 2024 events can be found here:

Community Tree Planting

Tree planting day with St. Francis Cree Bilingual School, Walter Murray Outdoor School and community members. We planted over 70 native trees and shrubs in a unused space on McPherson Ave.

photos of tree planters
Tree Talk

Tree Talk event with Ariel Gordon, a Winnipeg writer. Passersby were invited to sit under this tree and share their thoughts and creative writing with the tree. These writings will be included in one of Ariel's Tree Talk books and published.

Tree Talk event 2024
Arbor Week Photo Contest

Some of the photos sent in by Saskatoon residents of their favourite tree for our Arbor Week photo contest. Thank you to the prize sponsors: Saskatoon Co-op, Nutrien, Campotex, McNally Bookstore, Turning The Tide Books, Eb's Outdoor Adventure, Wild Birds Unlimited, Floral Acres, All In The Wild Photography, Early's, Superpro Tree Experts.

Twigs and Trees photo contest