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Aftercare Events







Aftercare Events

Aftercare events

Keeping the forest in the Forest City takes more than just planting trees alone! Caring for trees during their first few years is essential to the success of a naturalization project. That's why we go back to our planting sites from June to September to help ensure their survival.

Being an Aftercare Assistant Volunteer:

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.

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.

Click here for a detailed description of the Tree Aftercare Assistant role.

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

  • Be prompt – we’ll teach you everything at the beginning of the event.
  • Wear sturdy shoes no sandals or flip-flops please.
  • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we care for the trees rain or shine! Long pants are recommended! Don’t forget sunscreen.
  • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
  • Volunteer hours – Secondary students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
  • Getting there – 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.
  • Cancellations – We do cancel aftercare due to inclement weather (eg. heat or thunderstorm warnings), so please check day-of on Facebook and our website if you are unsure.

Questions? Contact Victoria at 


Upcoming Aftercare Events:

  Date Time Location
Tuesday June 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marr Drain
601 Exeter Road

Thursday June 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fox Hollow Ravine North
787 Fanshawe Park Road W

Tuesday June 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fairmont Park
42 Algonquin Crescent

Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Carroll Park
270 Ellerslie Road

Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cantebury Park
99 Prince of Wales Gate

Wednesday July 3, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kains Woods SWM
1451 Oxford Street W

Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Paul Haggis Park
2875 Bateman Trail

Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Huntington Park
63 Meadowridge Road

Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Somerset Woods
635 Boler Road

Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marr Drain
601 Exeter Road

Tuesday July 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Talltree Park
298 Exmouth Circle

Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sovereign Woods
670 Sovereign Road


 Past Aftercare Events:

  Date Time Location
 Tuesday June 11, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Springbank Flats
67 Springbank Drive
Wednesday June 12, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Virginia Park
225 Chambers Avenue