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Trees of the Montréal Process

Throughout the Montréal Process countries, trees and forests are an essential part of many people’s lives. By virtue of the products and services they provide, the roles they play in traditional cultures as well as their simple beauty, certain tree species have become imbued with special significance in our respective cultures. Montréal Process countries are invited to submit brief descriptions in tribute to these special trees. Here are some examples:


Flag of Australia

River red gum tree.

River red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)



Flag of Canada

Sugar maple in fall colors.

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)