ChariTREE Foundation 2014 Tree Planting Program

Posted on February 10, 2014 by CCA Communications Committee

Canadian Camps Tree Planting Environment NatureLast summer, campers in over 75 camps across Canada planted a total of 20,000 trees! Once again, for the sixth consecutive year, Andrea Koehle Jones, Executive Director of the ChariTREE Foundation, is offering free seedlings to all Canadian camps. You can join this excellent program that gives your campers the fun of planting their very own tree while beautifying your campsite and improving the environment for us all. This program is open to all Canadian camps, including those that planted trees in previous years.


By April 1, 2014, please contact your provincial representative (listed below) and place your order, including the number of trees and the location where they will be planted. You may chose to plant between 40 and 800 trees. Andrea accesses the trees from nurseries in each province; different native seedlings are chosen based on the province and growing conditions, as well as seedling availability. The trees are packed in packages of 20 in cardboard boxes.


You will be notified by your representative precisely when and where the trees are available for pick up in your province (trees will be available for pickup sometime during the last two weeks of June). Andrea’s commitment is to deliver the total order for each province to one location, which is chosen by the provincial representative. Your representative will notify each participating camp of this location prior to submitting your order. Each camp is responsible for collecting their order from this location or pre-arranging to pay for delivery to their campsite. The trees may be stored in a dark, cool location for a maximum of two weeks before planting. As a participant in the program, your camp agrees to:

  • Go online promptly and acknowledge the receipt of your trees directly to Andrea. Andrea needs this information to seek future donations. Camps that do not meet this obligation will forgo the opportunity to access free trees in future years.
  • Plant their trees with their campers within two weeks.
  • Water the seedlings if the weather is dry.

For more information on Andrea Koehle Jones and the Charitree Foundation, please visit their website.

Provincial Representatives

British Columbia Margo Dunnet (

Alberta Kathy Koehler (

Saskatchewan Donna Wilkinson (

Manitoba Liz Kovach (

Ontario Nicole Markowitz (

Quebec Tanya Desrochers (

New Brunswick John Savage (

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Derek Mitchell (

Newfoundland and Labrador Malcolm Turner (

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