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ReForest London is planting trees all over the city, in neighbourhoods, schoolyards, parks, and natural areas.  Check out our past projects by browsing below, or by sorting the projects by type, year, or location.

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ReForest London had a busy weekend giving away trees!

In celebration of M&T Printing Group’s 50th anniversary, London will be greener place. Giving back to the community is important for M&T and as Million Tree Challenge Partners, they are walking the walk through a wide variety of support.

In Spring 2018, ReForest London worked with students from Byron Northview Public School to plant new schoolyard trees through our Seeds to Forest Program.   

 

Our planting event at Paul Haggis Park on June 9th was a huge success!

Our last planting event of the season went wonderfully! Thank you to everyone who came out for our Spring Planting Season!

On the weekend of June 16th and June 17th, ReForest London held two final Tree Depots for the spring season!

ReForest London's Neighbourhood ReLeaf program has given away over 11,000 free trees over the past two years, and we want everyone in London, regardless of ability, to be able to reap the benefits of trees.

That's why we created an Online Reservation opportunity, where residents were able to select trees online, which were then delivered or planted by our mighty team of volunteers!

On Sunday, June 10th, ReForest London set up a Tree Depot at the Hyde Park RONA. We had a great morning, and gave away most of the trees that we brought to the event!

On a sunny evening, ReForest London set up a Tree Depot at the Oakridge Superstore. We gave away 188 trees to Londoners, who will now have trees that will provide much needed shade throughout the spring and summer!

On Saturday, June 9th, ReForest set up a Tree Depot outside the Lambeth United Church. With nearly 200 trees, we were ready to find home for all of the trees at the event.

On a bright Sunday morning, ReForest London set up a Tree Depot outside CF Masonville Place with nearly 250 trees! A line began forming an hour before the event start time, and we were eager to begin giving away trees.

On Saturday, June 2nd, ReForest London staff and volunteers set up a Tree Depot at Gathering on the Green in Wortley Village. We brought 222 trees to give away, and we were happy to see the interest that members of the community demonstrated for picking up trees to plant at their homes!

ReForest London formed a team at this year's Forest City Road Races to raise funds for trees in the Forest City. We were joined by a team from Libro, and past RFL Board members generously donated to a matched fund, all to make this a success.

Local real estate agent Marla Marnoch recently became a Partner in London’s Million Tree Challenge and added helping London’s environment to her portfolio of the social enterprise real estate business she runs called Earmark.ca. ReForest London is now a “change-maker” in this unique win-win-win way to donate money to community initiatives.

On a beautiful Sunday morning, we set up a Tree Depot at the Stoney Creek Community Centre/YMCA, in partnership with the Stoney Creek Neighbourhood Committee. We had a fantastic morning, with huge support and turnout from the public!

On May 26, 2018, we set up a Tree Depot in partnership with the Byron Community Organization outside St. Anne's Anglican Church! We had a fantastic turnout from the community, who were ready and waiting to pick up trees for their homes.

On May 15th, ReForest London visited Westmount Public School and Woodland Heights Public School to continue our “Seeds to Forest” program! 

On a sunny Mother’s Day on May 13th, we set up a Tree Depot at Longworth Retirement Residence. It was a beautiful day, with individuals and families lined up and ready to select some trees for their yards

On a sunny Saturday morning on May 5th, we set up a Tree Depot in the Carling Heights neighbourhood in the plaza with Harris Home Hardware.

On Sunday, May 6th, we set up a Tree Depot in the Argyle neighbourhood in partnership with TD Bank! There was great turnout for the depot, and we were excited to see everyone who came by to select some trees for their home.

London’s Million Tree Challenge is excited to announce our newest Silver Sponsor, Cornerstone Architecture.

 

On Saturday May 6th, ReForest London staff, volunteers, and the University Heights community members set up for a tree depot at University Heights Public School. Although it was a chilly day, residents of the neighbourhood were excited to come by and pick out trees for their homes, lining up well before our start time of 9:30 a.m.

On Sunday May 7th, ReForest London staff and volunteers set up for our first tree blitz of the season in the historic Woodfield neighbourhood at Lord Roberts Public School. It was a beautiful sunny day, and volunteers arrived excited to go out in the neighbourhood with wagons fully loaded with trees.

On May 14th, which was also Mothers Day, ReForest London held the Kilally Tree Depot. ReForest London staff and volunteers arrived bright and early in order to set up for what turned out to be an amazing event! The Kilally Valley Community Group was a wonderful partner and not only promoted the event to their group, but came out to help give away trees as well!

On Saturday, May 27th, ReForest London held two Tree Depots in two different neighbourhoods. It was a beautiful sunny morning when we set up at Springbank Park - joggers and soccer players were out in full force soaking up the sun.