Mississauga, Ontario – Fans who “like” the Nissan Leaf electric car on its Facebook page will help to plant up to 12,500 trees in Canada through a new partnership of Nissan and Tree Canada.

To kick off the program, employees from Nissan Canada and Tree Canada joined forces this week to plant 50 trees in Toronto’s Moccasin Trail Park.

The event also marks the start of the nationwide “We Dig Trees” contest, found on the Leaf’s Facebook page. Users who “like” the page will be eligible for a grand prize of either a four-way west coast sailing adventure in British Columbia, or a six-day east coast whale-watching excursion in Newfoundland.

Tree Canada will provide the necessary tools and resources to plant 12,500 trees between May and June 2012. The “We Dig Trees” contest is open to Canadian residents and closes on November 18, 2011, with the winners announced on November 230. To enter, visit Nissan Leaf.

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