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Tree Planter


Tree Planter

"I have always felt it important to give back to the community and tree planting is a great way to give something that will be here for generations to come." ~ Martin Grieve

With your help, ReForest London will leave a legacy of trees.

Each spring and fall, ReForest London hosts public tree planting events that bring together members of the London community. We invite Londoners of all ages and abilities to help us plant trees during these three-hour events, rain or shine. Equipment is provided, but if you have your own shovel, please bring it. Corporations are invited to sponsor events for their employees and other Londoners.

If your group is larger than 10 people, please see our Group Volunteering page to find out about registering your group. 


  • Digging holes 
  • Planting trees and shrubs 
  • Carrying buckets of compost and mulch 
  • Staking trees 
  • Removing invasive species

Time Commitment 
Events are typically 2-3 hours on the weekends throughout Fall and Spring.

No training or registration is required. We teach you how to plant a tree at the start of every planting event, so please arrive on time.

No previous experience required.

No skills required.

Other Requirements

  • Must be physically capable (able to lift a minimum of 10 pounds) 
  • Must be able to shovel 
  • Must be able to work in dirty conditions 

Complementary Roles
If you are interested in this volunteer role then you may also want to check out our Tree Aftercare Assistant and Tree Specialist roles. 

To Apply
Drop-ins are welcome at any of our planting events. However, if you wish to be notified of events in advance, please fill out our volunteer application form and indicate “Tree Planter” as area of interest.

A list of our events can be found here.