Tree seedlings purchased and on their way to kids soon (arriving June 23 or June 24)

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Thanks to Catherine Ross and all provincial reps for your TREEmendous help again this year. More than 15,000 tree seedlings will be delivered to CCA camp reps on Monday June 23, 2014 or Tuesday June 24, 2014. (If provincial reps don’t receive their seedlings by June 25th, please email and I will track down the seedlings for you)

Native and local seedlings have been ordered including: White Spruce, Red Pine, Jack Pine, White Pine, Lodgepole Pine and Western Red Cedar,  have been purchased from tree farms across Canada. Some tree farms sell trees by certain amounts so instead of rounding down, I have chosen to round-up – that means a few provinces may have a few extra seedlings than ordered – please hand the extras out to the camps. I have asked tree farm staff to properly label the boxes of seedlings with the species name but sometimes they forget so click the link below to see the names of the seedlings for each province:tree6_smallArlington Beach Camp


Camp directors please consult the TREE PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS and don’t forget to fill out the TREE REPORTING FORM (it works best with Google Chrome)

Please upload one or two photos of the kids with their trees to the tree form or if the photos are large or you want to email more than two then email them to

Photos are greatly appreciated because they show ChariTree’s generous donors where their donations are going.


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 cool, dark location for a maximum of two weeks before planting.

The camp agrees to:

  1. 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).
  2. Plant their trees with their campers within two weeks of picking up their trees from their provincial rep.
  3. Water the seedlings if the weather is dry.

For more information on Andrea Koehle Jones and the Charitree Foundation see

Special thanks to Catherine Ross and the following 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 & Labrador: Malcolm Turner

Note: ChariTREE is a very small registered Canadian charity and Andrea (she does not have a staff working with her) is sourcing and delivering thousands of native seedlings to children in different regions across the country each year so PLEASE read the above instructions carefully and contact your provincial reps with questions and requests so Andrea can do what she does best – attract donors to pay for trees and delivery and get as many Wish Trees as she can to kids across the country while staying within the charity’s budget.

Tree Species

We cannot say what species we will be providing until all the requests for trees come in and we see what seedlings are available within the budget. In the past we have provided camps with White Spruce, Douglas Fir, Red Cedar, Lodgepole Pine, White Pine and more.

Make a Wish!butterfly

”There’s something so hopeful about planting Wish Trees with kids,” said executive director Andrea Jones. “Kids are the future stewards of the environment. They’re concerned about the state of the planet and eager to help. I’ve seen the magic that happens when you give a child a tree – let’s give as many children as we can a Wish Tree of their own.”

When children receive a Wish Tree through their school, camp or other children’s organizations, they get to plant it and make a wish for the world. Every time they return to visit and / or care for their tree they can make more wishes for anything! They can even write their wishes on 100% recycled paper butterflies and tie them to trees. Kids and / or camp staff can send their wishes out to the world here:


Have a wonderful summer and Happy Tree Planting!