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Gathering on the Green Depot, West Park Church Blitz and the Village Table Depot – June 3

Project type: 
Neighbourhood Re-Leaf
Year: 
2017
Season: 
Spring

Saturday, June 3rd, marked the busiest tree-giveaway day of the spring for ReForest London! We held Tree Depots at Gathering on the Green, and the London Food Incubator (in partnership with the Village Table/Meals on Wheels), and a Tree Blitz at West Park Church in Hyde Park.

In total, we gave away 424 trees at the three events combined! That’s a record for a spring giveaway!

The excitement at Gathering on the Green, presented by the Old South Community Organization, was palpable! We gave out 184 trees to people from 110 households, and once again fruit trees, especially pawpaws, were the first trees to go!

The West Park Church Blitz, located in Hyde Park, was also very exciting, and saw 190 trees given away! We stocked extra redbud trees because we knew they would be popular, and we still couldn’t keep up with demand!

A mini-tree depot was also hosted at the London Food Incubator by the Village Table/Meals on Wheels, with a barbeque from Growing Chefs, and they gave away the 50 trees they brought for 100in1Day.

Thank you to all of our volunteers and community partners for their support, and to all those that came out to pick up a free tree, for helping make London a greener city!

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey Fund, a fund of London Community Foundation, Healthy Kids Community Challenge, and TreeMe (City of London) for supporting our Tree Blitzes and Tree Depots.