To commemorate the International Day of Forests, B.C. has planted its seven-billionth tree at the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest on March 21, 2013, according to the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson.
The seven-billionth tree, a western white pine, marks a major milestone for reforestation in the province. The province has sown 241 million seeds for planting in 2013. British Columbia uses a mix of over 20 different native tree species, which helps ensure adaptable, resilient and diverse habitats.