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Frequently Asked Questions

WHY PLANT A TREE?

Planting trees improves environmentally significant areas, provides habitat for wild life, and cleans the air and water for ourselves and future generations. Learn more

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH MY TREE GIFT?

• One Healthy Native Tree
• Trees Grown in Ontario from local seed
• Small Trees are 1 - 4 feet (depending on species)
• Large Trees are 4 - 7 feet (depending on species)
• Tree Care for one year
• Honourees name on forest signage and perpetually online
• Trees are planted in the spring in the Celebration Forest, next to Westminster Ponds
• Send a free personal message with either an e-card, mailed greeting card, or print a certificate
• Invitation to Tree Planting Ceremony to both donor and gift recipient
• Receive a Charitable Tax Receipt
• Make a lasting benefit to the environment

HOW MUCH DOES A TREE GIFT COST?

A mimium of $50 is required for a Tree Gift. Donations greater than $50 are also accepted.

Small Tree $50 (1 - 4 foot tree, depending on species)
Large Tree $100 (4 - 7 foot tree, depending on species)

WHERE WILL MY TREE BE PLANTED?

Our Trees in Celebration, Trees in Memory and Trees for Pets program plant native trees in the Celebration Forest located behind Parkwood Institute, next to Westminster Ponds Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) in the city of London, Ontario.

WHERE IS THE CELEBRATION FOREST LOCATED?

The Celebration Forest is located behind Parkwood Institute, next to Westminster Ponds. The Celebration Forest can be accessed by car, bike or foot on Western Counties Road. The London Transit bus #6 terminates at Parkwood Institute, and is about a 1 km walk to the Celebration Forest entrance. View Celebration Forest, London Ontario Canada in a larger map.

CAN I PLANT MY OWN TREE?

We invite you, your family and friends to join us at the Tree Planting Ceremony and to plant your tree if you wish. Planting trees is a great way to enjoy quality time together with family and friends, meet new people and help the environment and your community. ReForest London staff will facilitate the Tree Planting Ceremony and tree planting along with volunteers from the community.

WHAT IF I CAN'T PLANT MY TREE?

ReForest London staff or volunteers will plant your tree if you are unable to attend the ceremony, are not physically capable, and/or choose not to plant your tree.

HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED OF THE PLANTING CEREMONY DATE?

All Tree Gift orders include notification of the Tree Planting Ceremony by email or regular mail post. Details of the date and time of the Tree Planting Ceremony will be released at a future date, prior to the planting. Sign up for our newsletter to learn about our up-coming projects and events.

WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND THE TREE PLANTING CEREMONY?

ReForest London staff or volunteers will plant your tree on the scheduled day of the Tree Planting Ceremony, as we are unable to accommodate special requests to keep this program cost effective. We encourage you to visit the Celebration Forest and over time watch your tree and the forest grow as a living legacy and hope for future generations.

WILL THERE BE SIGNAGE FOR THE RECIPIENT NAMES?

To retain the natural beauty of the Celebration Forest, individual trees are not marked or plaqued in any way. Names of all recipients will be listed on our Celebration Forest signage during the planting year, and listed perpetually on our website on the Dedication Registry. Each tree will be a living legacy that will grow stronger over time, and so too will the meaning of your gift.

WHAT TYPES OF TREES WILL BE PLANTED?

ReForest London has developed a tree species list including but not limited to plants currently present and appropriate for the habitats surrounding the woodland at Westminster Ponds. View the Tree Species List. Please note that species may vary from year to year depending on the soil and topography of the planting area. 

WHO ARE THE PARTNERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CELEBRATION FOREST AND TREE GIFT PROGRAMS?

The Celebration Forest is a partnership with ReForest London, the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St Joseph's Health Care (SJHC) and other partners with interests in Westminster Ponds lands. The health care organizations have pledged this land as part of their ongoing commitment to the health of southwestern Ontario's people and environment.

 

Click here to return to the Celebration Forest Home Page to order a tree.