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2010 a great year for ReForest London

Thank you London! ReForest London has a great year. With your support, we planted over 2,500 trees and shrubs this year in 17 projects throughout the City of London. We planted trees at 9 schools, 6 parks, and downtown. Take a look at all our projects in the list below.  Some of these projects are highlighted in our Success Stories.

We also had a very successful second Amazing Tree Quest. Entries from around the city showed off some of London's most amazing trees with touching stories, great photographs, and places for you to comment and vote for your favourites.

This year we launched two new programs to promote our work and seek support from individuals. In the spring, our Toonies for Trees campaign sought your toonies to support our work. We set up at retail locations around the city. We will be back next spring again with this campaign. This holiday season, we launched our Celebration Trees program. For a $50 gift to ReForest London, you can give someone a tree as a gift. We will plant this tree in our new Celebration Forest adjacent to Westminter Pond Environmentally Significant Area.

A big Thank You to our sponsors who help make this all happen... and a request to you, to give a donation to help us continue our work.

 

We've got great things planned for 2011, including thousands of more trees to be planted, and new programs to encourage Londoners to plant trees in their own yards.

ReForest London 2010 Project Summary

Park Naturalizations          
Date Partner Location Description # trees Tree Size # shrubs Volun-teers
4/21/2010 Tweedsmuir PS and St. Bernadette CS Fairmont Trail Create a new park naturalization area in a small park area behind Laurentian Drive. Students will walk to the planting site from their school. 150 4 L potted 104 83
6/4/2010 Clarke Rd SS students. Kiwanis Park - Gore /Firestone Return to a successful 2005 planting site to expand the woodland. Students will be bussed to the planting location. 252 4 L potted 166 48
5/29/2010 community volunteers McKillop Park New park naturalization project. 252 4 L potted 168 45
Sept 25 Western Serves - Sept 25 Pottersburg Park park naturalization 162 4 L potted 108 55
Oct 23 23-Oct Clara Breton Woods park naturalization 130 4 L potted 90 87
946 636 318
     
Corporate Sponsored Projects        
Date Partner Location Description # trees Tree Size # shrubs Volun-teers
6/12/2010 London Life Gibbons Park Continue naturalization project begun in 2005 be expanding the woodland 372 4 L potted 242 105
6/12/2010 London Life   seedling give-away 50 seedling    
422 242  
             
Greening the Core            
Date Partner Location Description # trees Tree Size # shrubs Volun-teers
June-August 2010 C of L, London Downtown Business Association York Street between Clarence and Wellington, and Wellington, south of King Five trees planted in concrete vaults with irrigation in York Street median; 2 trees planted in new bed south of King on Wellington 7 50-60mm 74 0
7 74 0
     
     
Greening Our Schoolyards          
Date Partner Location Description # trees Tree Size # shrubs Volun-teers
6/11/2010 St. Martin's Catholic School 140 Duchess Ave outdoor classroom with stones 5 50-60mm 15 220
5/11/2010 Ashley Oaks Public School 121 Ashley Crescent outdoor classroom with logs 5 50-60mm 16 245
4/22/2010 Tecumseh Public School 401 Tecumseh Avenue 3 hemlocks and 9 shrubs to create seating area next to play equipment which incorporates existing tree and shrub 3 50-60mm 9 243
5/15/2010 Saunders Secondary School   outdoor classroom with logs 5 50-60mm 15 55
5/26/2010 Trafalgar Public School   outdoor classroom with logs 5 50-60mm 15 208
5/18/2010 Oakridge Secondary School   outdoor classroom with logs 5 50-60mm 15 65
5/21/2010 Bishop Townsend Public School 814 Quebec Street outdoor classroom with logs 5 50-60mm 15 234
10/20/2010 Worley Road PS 301 Wortley Road Creation of two play areas near Wortley Road entrance; 5 trees on Citiy property to be funded by City; 2 additional trees in this area. One replacement tree for 2007 outdoor classroom. 3 50-60mm 21 325
10/26/2010 St. Anthony CS 121 Ashley Crescent outdoor classroom with logs 5 50-60mm 16 210
41 137 1805
     
    1,416     1,089      2,123
Trees and Shrubs Total     2,505