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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

This fall we planted 186 trees at Fox Hollow Ravine. The weather was beautiful on September 26th, and it was the perfect day to get our hands a little dirty by adding trees and shrubs to the watershed. These plants will enhance water quality and create more wildlfie habitat in the area.

On September 27th and October 15th, volunteers helped plant 220 trees and shrubs at Briscoe Woods. The trees will provide great habitat for the birds and other wildlife that calls The Coves, and adjacent ESA, home. We are so grateful for all the great volunteers that came out to help naturalize this area. 

ReForest London and community volunteers planted 248 native trees and shrubs at the Meander Creek stormwater management. These plants will help improve water quality and increase shade on the walking paths in the area. This site is close to the Kilally ESA and is a popular spot for walkers and nature lovers. It is also home to a great deal of wildlife, we saw deer, a beaver, a fox, geese, and loons on the days we were there planting! We hope the additional plants will create more habitat for them. 

On Saturday, September 19th, we kicked off our public community plantings on the perfect end of summer planting day at Pincombe Pond. The sun was shining and welcoming as volunteers gathered to help us plant trees. We then came back to the site 2 more times to get all of the trees in the ground, on October 4th and 22nd. A huge thank you goes out to our volunteers who made this happen. We had 64 individuals come out, including folks from Guru Nanak Mission Society. 

On Saturday, October 17th, the sun was shining as we planted 125 trees and shrubs. Last year we planted over 300 woody plants in the area, and we are so happy to have returned and even further enhanced the site. We could not have had the success we did without amazing volunteers, which included a large group from KPMG. We are so grateful for the continued support of the community! 

Thompson Ravine was a large site, with a whole 419 native trees and shrubs to be planted. It took ReForest London four separate events over the course of three days and 53 individual volunteers to complete! The goal of the trees planted at this park is to not only naturalize along the walking trails and increase habitat but also add some fruit trees. A huge thank you to all of the volunteers that participated and made this event such a success! 

On October 4th the rain may have been falling but spirits were high as volunteers gathered to plant trees with us! One of our sponsors for the event, Old Oak Properties, joined us for the day with treats to share. We visited the site again on November 7th with 4EST Brewery to finish planting all the trees.

This year marks the Celebration Forest’s 10th anniversary. Thank you to all who attended, our staff and volunteers, and our sponsors for helping us create a greener future for London.

We held our annual interfaith planting with 11 groups, which placed over 300 trees around Paul Haggis Pond.

We held our multicultural planting at Vauxhall Park, planting over 400 trees with hundreds of volunteers!

We planted 307 trees to start reconnecting forests around the Talbot Wetlands.

We planted along the ravine at Coves ESA to increase the forest cover, then tried our best to protect it all from the deer.

Our first public planting of the fall was a huge success!

We helped connect parks along the Fairmont Trail with student volunteers from Western Orientation Serves.

Stoney Creek Baptist Church is certainly looking leafier after our planting event with over 60 hardworking volunteers!

We cannot believe that we planted 200 native trees and shrubs in just over an hour! Thank you to our amazing volunteers from Enbridge and the local neighbourhood!

Spring finally arrived! What an absolutely perfect day for planting with almost 70 eager volunteers!

What better way to spend Earth Day 2018 than with a group of your colleagues, outside in the warm sun, planting trees?!

It was cold!  But our tireless team of volunteers stepped up to the task to expand the existing woodland at Crestwood Woods in Byron!

The perfect planting day was upon us!  Thank you to everyone in the neighbourhood for making this such a successful (and speedy!) event!

Our friends from IKEA joined us on a hot, summer, weekday afternoon an d helped transform this Hyde Park neighbourhood park!

Volunteers from London Life joined us on June 2nd to add 270 native trees and shrubs to expand the existing woodland at Sovereign Woods for their 10th annual planting!

Our first planting of fall 2018 went off without a hitch!  Over 120 volunteers came out to spend their beautiful Saturday planting 450 trees in this Byron park as a part of the official CN Ecoconnexions kick-off with Tree Canada!

We had some abnormal summer weather for both of these planting events, but our volunteers worked hard and got the job done!  Thank you to our neighbourhood volunteers and Stantec for joining us to completely transform this site!

A huge thank you to the City of London for supporting this project at a newly finished stormwater management pond in Lambeth!  We spent a wonderful weekday evening with members of the community to help transform this newly constructed pond!