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Tree Planting Events

 We will be back with tree planting events in Spring 2021 so stay tuned for details!

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.  

Thank you to those who have volunteered or supported us in 2020. Together, we planted trees in eight London parks! We will see you agaiin soon!

Click here to see last year's tree planting events

 

What to Know About Volunteering to Plant Trees

Tree Plantings

New in 2020:

  • All people interested in participating (including children) must be registered, so that we can maintain proper physical distancing and limit our participants to no more than 25 people per event. 
  • 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 coming with a group of 10 more or more, 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.

Questions

For questions related to volunteering please contact:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 519-936-9548 x 221