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2 Billion Trees

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“The 2 Billion Trees (2BT) program aims to motivate and support new tree planting projects. Over a period of 10 years, by 2031, up to $3.2 billion will be invested in tree planting efforts to support provinces, territories, third-party organizations (for and not-for profit) and Indigenous organizations to plant two billion trees across Canada.” (gc website)

 

In 2021, the NBFWO applied and was chosen to receive $250,000 in funding from the Federal government’s 2BT program (part of the Natural Climate Solutions Fund). In 2022, we were chosen to receive $500,000 in funding! That will be nearly 1 million additional trees in the ground here on New Brunswick’s private woodlands.  The funding we receive is distributed by working collaboratively with staff from the provincial forest product marketing boards.

One of the key components of this funding stream is the idea of increasing forest cover to increase the sequestration of greenhouse gases, so the planting of marginal agricultural land, stream banks and unforested areas is looked on favourably.  There is also a keen interest in increasing biodiversity and providing habitat for species-at-risk.  There is an on-going call for proposals for the 2BT project and we are looking for sites that woodlot owners want to plant within the next few years.  

 

If you are interested in more information about this project, please contact Susannah by clicking here or calling 506-459-2990.

 

 

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