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Fall Volunteer Tree Planting Opportunities

Join us as we plant over 3,000 native trees and shrubs this fall in parks and natural areas throughout the city. Planting trees is a fun outdoor activity for families and individuals of all ages. 

No experience or volunteer registration is required. However, if you are coming with a group of 10 more or more, please let us know so we can acknowledge your group at the planting.

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

  • Be prompt – we’ll teach you how to plant trees at the beginning of the event.
  • Wear sturdy shoes – no sandals or flip-flops please.
  • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we plant rain or shine! Don’t forget sunscreen.
  • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
  • Bring a shovel if you have one, but we have many to lend you if you don’t.
  • Secondary students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
  • 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 and green signs directing you to the planting locations.

Saturday, September 6, 10am-1pm, McCormick Park, Connaught Ave 
Join ReForest London and Community Volunteers for our first planting of the fall season in this ongoing naturalization project in northeast London. Park along Connaught Ave and enter along the passageway between 75 and 79 Connaught Ave. This project is funded by RBC Blue Water Project and the government of Ontario. map of event location

Saturday, September 13, 10am-1pm, South Branch Park, just west of Egerton Road along the north side of the Thames River
Join ReForest London as we begin a multi-year planting project along the Thames River, a Canadian Heritage River. Park at Vauxhall Park and cross Egerton, or along Homan Street. Thank you to the City of London for funding this project. map of event location

Saturday, September 27, 1-4pm, Veteran’s Park, access via service roads on either side of 15650 Robin's Hill Road (near the McCormick building)
Join Western students participating in the annual volunteer event “Western Serves” in planting hundreds of trees in this new park. Parking along Robin's Hill Road. This project is generously funded through the Great Lakes Guardian Fund and the RBC Blue Water Project. map of event location

(Please note: access for this event was originally planned via Crumlin Side Road, but has had to be relocated because of a shift in planting area to the north side of Pottersburg Creek)

Saturday, October 4, 9am-noon, Veteran’s Park, access via service roads on either side of 15650 Robin's Hill Road (near the McCormick building)
Join us as we continue planting hundreds of trees in this new park, a project in partnership with the Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program. Thank you to Great Lakes Guardian Fund, Foresters, and the RBC Blue Water Project for funding for this project. map of event location

Sunday, October 5, 1-4pm, White Oaks Optimist Park, 560 Bradley Ave
Join us as we return to this south London park to plant more trees and expand a previously naturalized area. Park at White Oaks Public School (565 Bradley Ave) and take the tunnel under Bradley to safely cross the street. Thank you to the government of Ontario and to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for supporting this project. map of event location

Saturday, October 18, 1-4pm, Veterans Memorial Parkway at River Road (SW corner)
Help plant hundreds of trees to start a new park in partnership with the Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program. Parking available at top of the site as well as along River Rd. We are grateful to the Great Lakes Guardian Fund for supporting this project. map of event location

Sunday, October 19, 1-4pm, Frederick Park, Frederick Crescent
Help establish a new forest in this east London park. We will plant nearly 300 trees and shrubs in a new naturalization project near Clarke and Hamilton. We thank TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding this project. map of event location