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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.

Projects - Park Naturalization

Volunteers from London Community Foundation, Deloitte and the public joined ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Brad to plant a total of 412 native trees and shrubs that will add to the natural corridor along the Thames River. This will increase wildlife habitat and improve water quality. 

Thank you to the Government of Canada (EcoAction) and Government of Ontario (Land Stewardship Habitat Restoration Program) for funding this project! 

ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Brad were joined by a great group of volunteers from Central Environmental Club, EnviroWestern and Art of Living to plant a herbaceous seeds, acorns, hickory nuts and 100 native trees and shrubs that will improve this degraded site. 

Thank you to the Government of Canada (EcoAction) and Government of Ontario (Land Stewardship Habitat Restoration Program) for funding this project! 

Volunteers from Voices.com, RBC and the public joined ReForest London staff Kaitlin, Brad and Katie to plant a total of 294 native trees and shrubs that will add to the riparian buffer along the Thames River and provide valuable habitat in Greenway Park! 

Thank you to the Government of Canada (EcoAction) for funding this project! 

Columbia Sportswear, Thames River Ralley and London CAReS accompanied ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Amanda to plant a total of 164 native trees and shrubs that will provide shade, wildlife habitat and biodiversity to this well-used community park!

Thank you to Labatt for funding this planting project to support World Environment Day, the United Nations' biggest day for environmental action!

Community members, TD Bank, Western Alumni and Participation House accompanied ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Brad to Virginia Park to plant a total of 331 native trees and shrubs that will increase the shade, wildlife habitat and biodiversity of this neighbourhood park!

Thank you to TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding this planting project!

Members of the community accompanied ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Brad to Enterprise SWM to plant a total of 250 native trees and shrubs that will act as an ecological buffer for the stormwater management pond providing many environmental benefits to the area.

Thank you to TD Friends of the Environment for funding this planting project!

Cornerstone Architecture accompanied ReForest London staff Kaitlin, Amanda and Amber to Peppertree Park to plant a total of 318 native trees and shrubs that will increase the size of the natural buffer between this neighbourhood park and the adjacent railway.

Thank you to Cornerstone Architecture for funding this planting project!

Tree Specialist volunteers accompanied ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Brad to Donald Craig's farm in Newbury, Ontario to dig up 200 donated bare root trees and shrubs for a park naturalization at Meadowgate Fields the following day.

Thank you to Donald Craig for this generous donation!

Legacy forest planting at Ashwod Manor with Lambeth Rotary, Teen Challenge Farm, and MES Students

 Last October, we were able to give new meaning to the word industrial "park" by helping to create a new park (Neptune Park) for employees in (and residents near) the Trafalgar Industrial Park.

 

This planting in White Oaks park took place at the north end of the Marr Drain (or, as its better known to residents, White Oaks Creek!) as a part of a day long set of planting events along the creek which saw a total of 558 native trees and shrubs planted between the two locations.

There's probably no single feature in London that people associate more strongly with our city than the Thames River. Designated a heritage river in 2000, it has played an important part in our community's history for the last 11,000 years, having been continuously settled since more or less the end of the last ice age (!).
We were fortunate to be able to hold two tree planting events right along the Thames River in South Branch Park this spring, on May 9th and 23rd, 2015, planting a total of 440 native trees and shrubs in the floodplain.

We had a fantastic day last June planting 286 native trees and shrubs with the RBC team at Garibaldi Park in northeast London, in a spot immediately north of the cattail marsh that makes up most of the park, as a part of a series of four plantings supported by the RBC Blue Water Project this year.

Bad weather was no match for 390 trees and 64 volunteers - Western sure did serve in spite of the rain.

Twelve London religious congregations gathered to plant over 430 trees at McCormick Park.

Students from Mother Teresa Secondary School, Eagle Heights PS, and Orchard Park PS planted over 530 native trees and shrubs in this London park.

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, 10 people ventured to Kensal Park, located in the Coves in central London, on June 6, 2015 to reforest the area with a mixture of 142 native trees and shrubs

On Saturday May 2, 2015, Reforest London had their first ever volunteer multicultural tree planting. About 48 volunteers planted 327 native trees and shrubs at Mildred Barons Park in the north section of London. 

On Oct. 19, 2014, a team of volunteers from the surrounding community joined us on a lovely sunny day to add 119 native trees and shrubs to Frederick Park on the east end of town!

On Sunday May 4th 2014, ReForest London volunteers gathered to plant at Evergreen Park

A beautiful sunny fall day welcomed ReForest volunteers at the McCormick planting on September 6th 2014.

Over 400 trees and shrubs were planted at this Trails Open park event.

Over several events, over 300 native trees and shrubs were planted in this favourite London park.

Western Biology Students Give Back to the London Community by Participating in a Naturalization Project at River Road Park

Group of Active Community Members Plants 300 Trees at Veterans Memorial Park