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#CanadaGem: The coolest trees to hug, climb and admire from all across Canada

Happy World Environment Day!
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We here at CBC Life are just as excited as you about Canada's 150th birthday. So in the month leading up to July 1, we're showcasing some of our country's amazing hidden gems from coast to coast: totally Instagram-worthy food, tiles too pretty to *not* shoot, crazy views and more. #CanadaGem  #CBClife

Between the tall, ice-capped rockies, electrifying Northern Lights and incredible coastal trails, Canada's natural beauty really speaks for itself. And while they may not be as flashy as some of our other homegrown marvels, Canada's vast collection of trees are certainly a sight to see. From the patriotic Maple, to B.C.'s towering Red Cedars and Alberta's bare, twisted 'bush', these beautiful and delicate anchors of our environment not only look good, they help to provide us with essential clean air, too. That's a big thing, considering how far Canada still needs to go in terms of getting green.

In honour of World Environment Day, we've rounded up some of the eye-catching, snap-worthy trees from all across the country — perfect for hugging, climbing or just simply admiring!

This dreamy yellow-leaved giant in Caledon, Ont.

This 750-year-old marvel named 'The Burmis Tree' in Burmis, Alta.

This stunning row of Cherry Blossoms in Arbutus Ridge, Vancouver, B.C.

This grove of Aspen trees called the 'Crooked Bush' near Hafford, Sask.

These green glories growing atop of the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, N.B.

This famous Elm, which stood for 90 years in the middle of Wolseley Ave, Winnipeg, Man.

This farm full of Christmas trees in Lachute, Que.

This brilliant Birch with mushrooms growing out from it in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

This stunning 125-year-old Rhododendron tree in Ladysmith, B.C.

The famous 'Shubenacadie Tree' which sits in a cornfield near Shubenacadie, N.S.

This twisted trunk in Algonquin Park, Ont.

This glowing Larch Tree near Moraine Lake, Alta.

This beauty with bursting roots in Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, B.C.

This magnificent Magnolia tree on King's campus in Halifax, N.S.

This towering Red Pine in Arundel, Que.

This Yellow Birch that's attracted one serious Sapsucker in Vernon Bridge, P.E.I.

This mountainous Cedar on Meares Island, B.C.

These rows of gorgeous giants covering The Sandilands Provincial Forest, Man.

This incredible engraved Heritage Tree that stands 52 feet tall near Steady Brook, N.L.

These snow-covered mammoths towering over Banff National Park, Alta.

This glorious greenery surrounding Emerald Lake in Y.T.

This 13 ft-wide spruce in Harris Creek, Vancouver Island, B.C.

This Sugar Maple named the 'Comfort Maple' that's the oldest of its kind in the whole country, Pelham, Ont.

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