When did you get started?
While our team has been planting trees across Alberta and beyond for years, Project Forest was formally established in 2020 to create a community of businesses who are passionate about helping us capture carbon naturally by planting forests in our own backyards.
How does it work?
We’ve partnered with conservation groups, Indigenous communities and municipalities to rewild large areas of land. Working closely with silviculture foresters at Tree Time Services, we develop site specific plans and utilize the largest privately held seed bank in Alberta to ensure the correct seed and species are used to plant trees in these areas.
Local businesses who want to help, provide funds that help cover the costs required to get these trees in the ground. The result is cleaner air and support of Canada’s wildlife for generations to come.
When will our forest be planted?
Tree planting times vary depending on the area and the time of year. Typically, planting occurs during the spring and fall, these seasons offer the best conditions for increased survival.
Will our business actually help plant the trees?
Depending on the partnership level you select, you and your team will be able to get your hands dirty with us, which is a rewarding benefit in itself.
What are your “site preparation” costs?
Site preparation costs cover seedlings, land prep and necessary equipment usage.
What happens if you exceed your budgeted costs?
Our costs are locked in with suppliers throughout each step of the project to ensure we never spend more than budgeted for.
What happens if you have money left over after buying and planting the expected number of trees?
We plant more trees!
What species do you plant?
For a list of tree species we plant, visit our Tree Species page.
Are you a registered charity?
We are a non-profit which ensures that all of the dollars invested in Project Forest go toward our mission of rewilding Canada, one forest at a time. The biggest difference between a non-profit and a charity, is that we are not able to issue tax-deductible receipts.
Will we receive carbon credits or carbon offsets?
Project Forest does not offer carbon credits, and doesn’t plan to. The goal of this program is to reduce carbon for future generations to come.
Do you only plant forests in Alberta?
We have projects in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatechewan and are working to partner with organizations to grow our reach across the rest of Canada.
Do you do any logging?
We do not do any logging, only rewilding. And, we promise through permanence that the forest you fund will be a forest forever.