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Tree Planting Events

 We are BACK with tree planting opportunities in Spring 2021!

The COVID-19 pandemic has made Londoners appreciate the importance of being healthy and resilient, more than ever. It has also helped us recognize how nature helps provide that for us every day. A greener London is vital for everyone's good health, and planting more trees in parks with social distancing in place is a great way to make London a better place to live, work and play. 

 

 Upcoming Planting Opportunities: 

We will be planting trees in 2 local parks with volunteers on these dates:

  • Thursday, June 3 (3:00 - 6:00 pm)
  • Saturday, June 5 (9:30 - 11:30 am & 1:00 - 3:30 pm)
  • Sunday, June 6 (9:30 - 11:30 am & 1:00 - 3:30 pm)
  • Wednesday, June 9 (4:00 - 7:00 pm)
  • Saturday, June 12 (1:00 - 3:30 pm)
  • Sunday, June 13 (9:30 - 11:30 am & 1:00 - 3:30 pm) 

Click here to learn more, view locations, and register to PLANT TREES

 

 

What to Know About Volunteering to Plant Trees
Tree Plantings

New for 2021:

  • All people interested in participating (including children) must be registered, so that we can maintain proper physical distancing and limit our participants. 
  • If you have your own shovel and gloves, please bring them along!

No experience or training is required to attend a tree planting event. We'll teach you how to plant a tree at the beginning of the event. Click here for more information about being a tree planter. 

Volunteer Groups If you are interested in participating in a tree planting event as a group, please let us know so we can acknowledge your group at the planting.

Here are some tips to help you have a great volunteer experience:

  • Be prompt – we’ll teach you how to plant trees at the beginning of the event.
  • Wear sturdy shoes – no sandals or flip-flops please.
  • Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we plant rain or shine! Don’t forget sunscreen.
  • Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
  • Bring a shovel if you have one, but we have many to lend you if you don’t.
  • High school students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
  • Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events.
  • Some of our locations are tricky to find – Please look at our maps and watch for posted white signs directing you to the planting locations.
  • We do cancel plantings due to inclement weather – so please check our website or Facebook page on the day-of if you are unsure.

Click here to see last year's tree planting events

 

COVID-19 Protocols: 
Tree planting is considered environmental rehabilitation and therefore we are able to accommodate small groups of volunteers outdoors in a physically distanced manner. We are taking the following steps to ensure the safety of our staff and community:
  1. Registration required for all volunteers, to keep numbers low and to ensure contact tracing ability
  2. Masks required (except when working independently more than 10 metres away from other volunteers / staff)
  3. COVID-19 screening questions asked upon arrival
  4. Equipment (such as: shovels and buckets) are cleaned with sanitizing spray before use and between events
  5. Gloves are provided to planting volunteers and will be washed after each use
  6. Physical distancing will be required except when working with members of your own household
  7. Group sizes limited to 10 volunteers and staff 

If you have any questions about these steps please feel free to contact Dan at [email protected] 

 

Questions

For questions related to tree planting opportunities in Spring 2021, please contact:

Dan Marina, Planting Programs Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 
519-936-9548 x 225