Make London leafier by planting more trees, and don't forget to register them at milliontrees.ca!

Keeping the Forest in the Forest City takes more than tree planting alone!

Summer Aftercare Events

Aftercare eventsKeeping the Forest in the Forest City takes more than tree planting alone. Caring for trees during their first few years is essential to the success of a naturalization project, and ReForest London needs your help! Our Tree Specialists will help you to identify the weeds that need to be removed around the trees, as well as identifying which grasses need to be covered in mulch around the trees so that they can retain moisture.

Come join us over the summer months to participate in our aftercare events to keep London healthy and leafy. 

No experience, training or volunteer registration is required to attend an aftercare event. We'll teach you everything you need to know at the beginning of the event.

Aftercare Poster: Download the Aftercare Poster (pdf version) to share with family and friends, post in your neighbouhood, and at your workplace.

 Aftercare Event Dates:

Date Time Location
Wednesday, July 6 6:00-8:00pm                       

Chesham Heights Park
328 Castlegrove Blvd.

Wednesday, July 13 6:00-8:00pm

Kensal Park
150 Chelsea Ave.

Monday, July 18 6:00-8:00pm

White Oaks Park
1119 Jalna Blvd.

Wednesday, July 20 6:00-8:00pm

Marr Drain Park
659 Exeter Rd.

Tuesday, July 26 6:00-8:00pm

Peppertree Park
427 Castlegrove Blvd

Wednesday, July 27 6:00-8:00pm

Nelson Park
142 Kipling Ave.

Wednesday, August 3 6:00-8:00pm

Longo Custom Kitchens
43 Charterhouse Cres.

Wednesday, August 10 6:00-8:00pm Veterans Memorial Parkway @ Oxford
Stormwater Pond at the North East Corner of Veterans Memorial Parkway @ Oxford 
Park on Robins Hill Rd (Near 15590 Robins Hill Rd.)
Thursday, August 11 6:00-8:00pm Mildred Barons Park
444 Kathleen Ave. 
Tuesday, August 16 6:00-8:00pm White Oaks Optimist Park
560 Bradley Ave.
Wednesday, August 17 6:00-8:00pm Murray Marr West
3526 Dingman Dr.
Park at the corner of Meg Dr. and Hamley Rd. Walk east on Hamley Rd. to where it meets Shamrock Rd.
Wednesday, August 24                               6:00-8:00pm Celebration Forest 
944 Western Counties Rd. 


Here are some tips to help you have a great volunteer experience:

  • Be prompt – we’ll teach you how to plant trees at the beginning of the event.
  • Wear sturdy shoes – no sandals or flip-flops please.
  • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we plant rain or shine! Don’t forget sunscreen.
  • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
  • Bring a shovel if you have one, but we have many to lend you if you don’t.
  • Secondary students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
  • Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events.
  • Some of our locations are tricky to find. Please look at our maps and watch for posted white signs directing you to the planting locations.
  • We do cancel plantings due to inclement weather, so please check day-of on Facebook and our website if you are unsure.

Questions

Amanda Lockwood, Projects Assistant & Aftercare Coordinator 
Email: specialprojects@reforestlondon.ca
Phone: 
519-936-9548 x 225