ChariTree Foundation 2014 National Camp Tree Planting Program for Children

IMG_136511-180x300In summer 2013, 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.

This program is open to all Canadian camps, including those that planted trees in previous years.


By April 1, 2014, 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 coniferous seedlings from nurseries across Canada; different native seedlings are chosen based on 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 (the date will be within the last two weeks of June) and where the trees are available for pick up in your province.   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.

The camp agrees to:

  • Promptly acknowledge the receipt of their trees directly to Andrea (This step is done online.  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 see

Provincial Representatives

BC Margo Dunnet

Alberta Kathy Koehler

Saskatchewan Donna Wilkinson

Manitoba Liz Kovach

Ontario Nicole Markowitz

Quebec  Tanya Desrochers

New Brunswick John Savage

Nova Scotia P.E.I Derek Mitchell

Newfoundland and Labrador  Malcolm Turner