Trees Winnipeg (formerly known as The Coalition to Save the Elms), Manitoba Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the stewardship of the elm and other trees, forests and the urban environment. Although we are based in Winnipeg, we have members throughout Manitoba.
Trees Winnipeg was founded in 1992, in response to the heightened threat to Winnipeg's extraordinary American elm population by Dutch elm disease. As the internal and external forces have changed over the years, the organization has updated its strategy to stress the inclusion of all tree species in Winnipeg's urban forest.
Winnipeg is renowned around the world for its exceptional urban forest which is composed of the largest American elm population in North America. Trees Winnipeg has played a vital role in ensuring the continued survival of our precious urban tree population. The vision of Trees Winnipeg is to protect, preserve and promote the health of the urban forest and the urban environment through public awareness and education.
In 2009 we changed our name to Trees Winnipeg to identify the change in our scope.