Think Global. Plant Local.

Native trees, plants, roots and soil make it possible for life to happen on Earth. TELUS is helping organizations like WWF-Canada and Carolinian Canada protect biodiversity through native plant gardening projects that use technology and good old-fashioned botany to restore wildlife habitat, curb climate change and make our local environments more resilient.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger
A Message from Diana

“Like the brain, trees are an enigma. Nobody knows how they really work.”

Trees have more DNA than a human child. They communicate in two ways: one, by silent infrasound into the emotions; the other, in a chemical communication with the atmosphere. The drum of the tree beats a message to us that says the atmosphere is overloaded with carbon dioxide. Trees and forests can help swallow up this carbon dioxide. So, let us use the power of our precious trees and forests to stabilize planet Earth.

Get a shovel and an acorn and let us all get down to work replanting the global forests! Amen.

Planting a tree in your own yard is a wonderful way to contribute to biodiversity, and it’s simple to do.

Step one: Determine the kind of species that are native to where you live. You can get a list of native species here.

Step two: Plant a native species.

Step three: Care for it.

Step four: Watch it grow.

Diana’s full TREE APP can be found here.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a scientist and author of The Global Forest and The Sweetness of a Simple Life, among other books about plants, trees and health. She has recently traveled the globe filming Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees, a documentary film about her work. When she’s not exploring far flung botanical realms, she inhabits her own garden laboratory outside Ottawa.

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