On Sunday October 2nd ReForest London staff and volunteers set up for a tree blitz in the Glen Cairn neighbourhood. While the weather threatened for the more rainy conditions, the sun broke through and turned it into a beautiful day! Volunteers arrived excited to load their wagons with trees to plant in the front and back yards in the neighbourhood.
Other residents were excited to come by and pick out their own free trees, and they had a wide variety to choose from. While some had room for larger native trees, such as the silver maple and sycamore, others were excited for smaller varieties such as nannyberry and chokecherry. With lots of options there was something for every size yard.
Thank you to our amazing volunteers who had a blast interacting with the residents and getting some trees in the ground. These trees will go a long way to increasing canopy cover in the Glen Cairn neighbourhood and can be counted towards our goal in the Million Tree Challenge.
If you are interested in making London leafier sign up to volunteer for another tree blitz in the future! We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within the London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London for being lead funders on this project.