Everyone loves trees

Remember that I said I love trees? Well apparently everyone does. We’ve surpassed our goal of planting 5,000 trees through our National Tree Day Campaign and now we have a new goal of 10,000 trees. Not only when you plant a tree through the National Tree Day campaign with our partner Tree Canada are you doing a great thing, but you also qualify to be entered into a draw for a trip to the Fairmont Banff Springs. I used to live in Banff and I can tell you, it’s one of the most special places on the planet. If you are the lucky winner of the trip to Banff, make sure you explore the surrounding area outside of the main shopping strip. As my best friend who lives in Banff says, “Everything is better in Banff”, and I tend to agree.

If you want to do more than just plant a tree, you can help us spread the word! Let people know the National Tree Day Campaign has started and share the #NTDChallenge and #TELUSCSR hashtag.

NTD challenge

Here’s how you can plant your virtual tree:

  • Visit NationalTreeDay.ca
  • Register to virtually plant a tree. One real tree will be planted for every virtual tree (to a maximum of 10,000)
  • A random draw will select a winner of the $5,000 trip to the Fairmont Banff Springs!

We have a good history

Since 1998, TELUS and Tree Canada have worked to plant a total of 411,067 trees across Canada. TELUS’ accumulated support to Tree Canada since 1998 reached $1,685,086 at the end of 2012. In 2012, TELUS provided $264,067 to Tree Canada for its 2013/2014 programs as part of our shared vision of growing better places to live and a total of 78,467 trees were planted in five regions across Canada as a result of TELUS’ support. In 2013, let’s celebrate even more!