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Neighbourhood Tree Blitz

You can plant a legacy of leafy trees in low tree canopy neighbourhoods, improving the health of residents, increasing property values, creating safer and more walkable streets. Help make London greener one tree at a time!

Urban trees are proven to increase local biodiversity and to reduce our environmental footprint by cooling and cleaning air and water. They also provide human benefits such as more desirable and active neighbourhoods. By focusing our most intensive efforts in low tree canopied areas, we increase social equality which is fundamental to stronger communities.

We need your help to get these trees into local neighbourhoods. Each season we will target a different neighbourhood that needs more trees, and we need strong volunteer support. On event dates, our volunteers go door-to-door with wagons full of trees to offer to residents. Please sign up today to be part of this exciting initiative

To volunteer, we ask that you take one training session to learn how to recommend tree species and how to properly plant a tree. Invite a friend! Sign up here.

We need your help to pre-canvas neighbourhoods prior to Blitz events. Please sign up here to be a canvasser this August!

We are also looking for volunteers to help us deliver advance notices to homeowners' mailboxes 1-2 weeks before the Tree Blitz dates. Please sign up here to deliver advance notices this fall!

The trees are between 4-7ft tall, and are a variety of species (see list here). Only homes that receive an advance notice will have a volunteer team visit.

 

As well, we really need folks with trucks or large vehicles to help us with logistics the during the day of the event. If you can help this way - please email  treeblitz@reforestlondon.ca  directly. 

All trees planted on the Tree Blitz days will count towards London's Million Tree Challenge. If you have planted any trees since 2011, please take the time to register them at milliontrees.ca and be counted! 

Neighbourhood Address Date Time Volunteer
Kipps Lane West Ed Blake Park
910 Huron St.
Sat. Sept 9th 1:00pm -
4:00pm
Signup!
Carling near Highbury Sir John A. Macdonald P.S.
1150 Landor St.
Sat. Sept 16th 10:00am -
1:00pm
Signup!
Carling near Home Hardware Knollwood Park Public School
70 Gammage St.
Sun. Sept 24th 12:00pm -
3:00pm
Signup!
Kipps Lane East Hillcrest Public School
1231 Fuller St.
Sat. Sept 30th 1:00pm -
4:00pm
Signup!
North of Old East Village Mornington Park
800 High Holborn St.
Sat. Oct 14th 10:00am -
1:00pm
Signup!
South of Fanshawe College Roosevelt Public School
560 Second St.
Sun. Oct 15th 12:00pm -
3:00pm
Signup!

Neighbourhood Tree Blitz Training
We encourage all volunteers to take this 1.5 hour training to get comfortable with recommending species to homeowners and proper planting techniques. Sign up below.

Date Time Location Sign Up

Thurs. Aug 17

 6:00 - 7:15 pm

 ReForest London Office

944 Western Counties Rd.

Sign Up 

Wed. Aug 30

6:00 - 7:15 pm

ReForest London Office

944 Western Counties Rd.

 Sign Up
Tues. Sept 12 6:00 - 7:15 pm

ReForest London Office

944 Western Counties Rd.

 Sign Up
Thurs. Sept 21 6:00 - 7:15 pm

ReForest London Office

944 Western Counties Rd.

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Wed. Oct 4 6:00 - 7:15 pm

ReForest London Office

944 Western Counties Rd.

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Our Sponsors

Projects like this would not be possible without the help of our community. We would like to thank the following organizations for their support:

Forest City ($15,000+)

Neighbourhood ($5,000-$14,999)

 

Street ($1,000-$4,999)