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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

The London International Academy and the public joined ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Brad to plant 293 trees and shrubs at Somerset Woods! This site is an expansion of an existing forest in Byron that connects Boler Road to Colonel Talbot Road. We planted a majority of potted stock, in combination with some bareroot trees!

Thank you to Donald Craig for donating the bareroot trees and to the City of London's Park in Every Ward Project, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and the Government of Canada EcoAction for funding this project! 

What could be a better business gift than one that grows and gives benefits to the community?

“I was searching for a more meaningful gift for my patients and their families,” said Dr. Carlo Pavan of Whitehills Dental Centre, “and I’m glad there was such a worthwhile opportunity in lieu of the traditional but short lived gifts of flowers etc. that I was giving to the families.” 

Million Tree Challenge Partners Wizards of Video are a powerhouse of support for ReForest London and the Million Tree Challenge.

Since ReForest London’s early days, Kate and Geoff Rhodes, who own and operate Wizards of Video, have been strong supporters of getting more trees planted in London.

A Toast to Trees, London’s celebration of leafiness, was a fun, inspiring event complete with live jazz music, tree mood lighting and local wine and beer. The program and event slide show illustrated the impressive number of actions Partners and supporters are taking to grow this green legacy for London.

National Forest Week 2016 was a week of tree giveaways, tree planting and showing trees some love!

London Life joined ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Brad for a rainy planting day at Walker Creek. This energetic, durable team planted 366 native trees and shrubs at this tough site and didn't complain at all! The restoration of this storm water overflow area will improve wildlife habitat, help with surface run off and add to the ecosystem planted at the adjacent site - Enterprise SWM. Great work everyone!

Thank you to London Life for being our lead sponsor since 2009. Your team is making an un-be-leaf-able difference!

Headquartered in Pond Mills’ South Optimist Park, it was the last of the door-to-door free tree giveaways for 2016.

Thank you to Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London for being our lead funders on this project.

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! 

Volunteers from UWO Orientation Week joined ReForest London staff Amanda and Brad to plant a total of 405 native trees and shrubs that will add to the ecological corridor, connecting two existing woodlands and provide valuable habitat in Dingman Park! 

Thank you to the Government of Canada (EcoAction), Government of Ontario (LSHRP) and RBC Blue Water Foundation for funding this project! 

An energetic team from Harris Home Hardware, Tree Canada and St. Andre Bessette Catholic School joined ReForest London staff Kaitlin, Amanda and Brianne to plant a total of 221 native trees and shrubs that will increase terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat in this stormwater management area as well as helping to control storm water flows and pollution. 

Thank you to Home Hardware, Tree Canada and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding this project! 

Volunteers from Libro Financial and Western Serves joined ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Brad to plant a total of 400 native trees and shrubs that will add to the riparian buffer along White Oaks Creek. 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! 

Volunteers from London's multicultural community joined ReForest London staff Kaitlin, Brad and Amber to plant a total of 400 native trees and shrubs that will add much needed shade and natural space to this huge London park. 

Thank you to the Government of Canada (EcoAction), Literacy Link South Central Innovation Fund and the Department of Canadian Heritage (inter-action program)  for funding this project! 

Volunteers from London's Interfaith Community and the public joined ReForest London staff Kaitlin and Brad to plant a total of 450 native trees and shrubs that will add much needed natural cover and shade to this huge London Park. 

Thank you to the Government of Canada (EcoAction), London Interfaith Community and Department of Canadian Heritage (Inter-action 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! 

A Beautiful Day in the Marconi Neighbourhood. Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within the London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London for being lead funders on this project.

 These trees will go a long way to increasing canopy cover in the Glen Cairn neighbourhood and can be counted towards our goal in the Million Tree Challenge. Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within the London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London for being lead funders on this project.

The steady rain couldn’t keep the organizers from making this neighbourhood greener!

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within the London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London  and KPMG for being lead funders on 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! 

On a rainy Saturday September 17th, ReForest London set up its tent at East Lions Park in East London for their second attempt at a Tree Blitz in the Argyle area.

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within the London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London for being lead funders on this project.

On Sunday, September 18th, ReForest London staff got ready for another amazing tree blitz!  

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within the London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London for being lead funders on this project.

It was the picture perfect day for the start of the Fall 2016 Tree Blitz season at our Glen Cairn Tree Blitz. 

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within the London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London for being lead funders on this project.

Harris Home Hardware on Adelaide Street in London has been a strong community supporter of tree planting in London since 2011 and an official Partner in London’s Million Tree Challenge since 2014. In fact, Home Hardware Stores Limited has been a longtime supporter of tree planting across Canada.

Southcrest (south of the Coves) was 2016's fifth neighbourhood to be a part our Tree Blitz program. 38 ReForest London volunteers set off in pairs with wagons filled with 6 foot starter trees, ready to canvas the area for interested homeowners.  

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within the London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London  and KPMG for being lead funders on this project.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) accompanied ReForest London staff Kaitlin, Amanda, Tyler and Jacob to Westminster Ponds ESA to plant a total of 150 native trees and shrubs as part of the ecological restoration of a disturbed open area of the forest. 

Thank you to RBC, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry through the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program, and PwC for helping to fund this project!

The extreme wind didn’t keep people away from the event, though it kept many of our trees from staying upright. 36 ReForest volunteers and dozens of residents gathered at Banting Secondary School for the Medway Tree Blitz.

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Richard and Beryl Ivey, a fund within the London Community Foundation, TreeMe and the City of London  and KPMG for being lead funders on this project.