Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Roots to Grow

Did you know that you can get a free tree from the Quebec government for the birth of every child?

My niece got a tree when she was born and her parents planted it in their backyard. So as she grows, she can watch the tree grow with her.

Ever since Hannah was born I have been searching for information about this program. After numerous google searches, nothing. Then last night, as I'm flipping through the birthing book given out at the hospital I finally found it.

So even though it will be a year late, next, May Hannah will be receiving a tree of her very own. We already have a spot picked out for it on the front lawn. Unfortunately our current home won't last (size-wise) once she has a sibling, but we can always walk by and visit what will hopefully be known as Hannah's tree.

Couple that with our great mat leave benefits and I'd say the Quebec government really has our little ones at heart.

Fo your very own tree, go here


  1. What a great idea! Thank you. I just ordered one for my little one... thing is, condo living doesn't lend itself so well to plenting such a big tree... will have to find the perfect spot... at least, I don't have to worry about it until next May

  2. It's actually just a little seedling so I'm sure you can pot it for the first few years until you are out of your condo.

  3. This is so exciting! Thank you thank you for the info!

  4. Cool! Just ordered 2. Thanks for the cool idea.