Canadian oil company Syncrude announced they have planted eleven million trees. That is an impressive eleven million more trees than Trudeau's government has planted.
Syncrude is one of the world's largest producers of synthetic crude oil from Canada's oil sands and is the largest single source producer of crude oil in Canada. This year alone the company has been able to cover around 400 hectares with over one million trees and shrubs.
“It was tough to do this work during the pandemic, however, safety has always been a top priority at Syncrude and we had the protocols in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety”, Eric Girard, Syncrude’s vegetation specialist told a reporter.
Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau's government has yet to plant one tree after announcing in September 2019 that they'd plant two billion in just ten years.
The promise coincidentally came on the same day that Trudeau was set to meet Greta Thunberg.
Due to the delay in Trudeau's tree planting initiative, more than 222 million trees will have to be put in the ground each year starting now.
Syncrude plans on planting more trees apart of their reclamation projects, they will continue around their north mine in 2021—there is still no known starting date for the Trudeau government's tree planting campaign.