Vraj Patel, WUQWATR’s environmental field technician, and Nicole Moffat of the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds, sort seedlings purchased in the 2023 Tree for Life Program.

Almost four dozen individuals and Rural Municipalities purchased 1,400 trees in 2023.

Thank you for your support!

The Tree for Life program was a fundraising project by the Saskatchewan Association of Watersheds (SAW), a non-profit organization working towards healthy watersheds.

“Help us support healthy watersheds across Saskatchewan!”

Buying trees supports programs and projects that improve water quality in Saskatchewan lakes and rivers, provide and sustain wildlife and aquatic habitat and provide public education awareness on improving the natural environment.

Online sales ended May 15 with pick up the second week of June in Regina.

The 2023 tree species included:

  • Acute Willow Seedling.
  • Golden Willow Seedling
  • Hill poplar Seedling.
  • Laurel leaf Willow Seedling.
  • Okanese Poplar Seedling.
  • Scots Pine Seedling.
  • Silver Leaf Willow Seedling.
  • Tristis Poplar Seedling.
  • Walker Poplar Seedling.
  • White Spruce Seedling.

Fun Facts To Remember

The goal of the Tree for Life program was to increase public awareness of climate change and to promote positive environmental impact.

Trees help mitigate climate change by sequestering carbon.

A young tree can absorb 13 pounds of CO2 each year, and approximately 48 pounds of CO2 per year at 10 years of age. 

Trees provide habitat for wildlife and pollinators and are instrumental in reducing erosion and nutrient loading along shorelines resulting in improved water quality of lakes, rivers, and wetlands.