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Tree Planting Events

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Spring and Fall

Join us in Spring of 2017 for more tree planting events!

Thank you to all volunteers and volunteer groups
that joined us this spring to plant trees in parks and natural areas.

Spring tree planting is now complete, but please join us in the fall for more tree planting events.

Get to know your community, meet new people, enjoy the outdoors, and help make London healther and greener by volunteering to plant trees. 

Tree Plantings

Volunteer to Plant Trees this Fall

No experience, training or volunteer registration is required to attend a tree planting event. We'll teach you how to plant a tree at the beginning of the event. View planting dates below.

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.
  • Secondary 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 day-of on Facebook and our website if you are unsure.

Questions

For questions related to volunteering please contact:
Katie Van Den Berg, Community Engagement Coordinator 
Email: volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
Phone: 
519-936-9548 x 221

For questions related to trees, or our Naturalized Planting projects please contact:
Kaitlin Richardson, Project Manager 
Email: kaitlin@reforestlondon.ca
Phone: 519-936-9548 x 225

Past Park Planting Events - 2016

FALL

Type

Date

Time

Location
(click on link to view map)

 Tree Planting Event Saturday, September 10 11:30 am - 
2:00 pm
Dingman Park
4695 Dingman Dr
Join ReForest London and students from Western University as we kick off our fall season by planting 450 native trees and shrubs along the Dingman Creek corridor! Many thanks to our project funders, the RBC Blue Water Foundation, the Government of Canada, and the province of Ontario, for their support.
 Tree Planting Event Sunday, September 18 10:00 am - 
1:00 pm
Greenway Park
50 Greenside Ave
Help us keep the “forest” in the Forest City this fall with this planting of almost 300 native trees and shrubs along the Thames River. Special thanks to our project funders, the Government of Canada and the City of London, for making this project possible.
 Tree Planting Events Friday, 
September 23
11:00 am - 
2:00 pm
White Oaks Creek
659 Exeter Rd

Join us and students from Western Serves to plant 400 native trees and shrubs along White Oaks Creek to enhance habitat and water quality in the Dingman Creek watershed. Many thanks to our funders the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario for their support of this project.

Tree Planting Events Saturday, September 24 1:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Multicultural Planting
Westmount Lions Park
784 Viscount Rd.
Join ReForest London, Nokee Kwe and the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre for this special multicultural event to bring together newcomer and First Nations communities! Together we’ll be planting 424 native trees and shrubs and sharing stories about the importance of trees in our different cultures. All welcome! Many thanks to the Government of Canada and Literacy Link South Central for providing the financial support for this project.
Tree Planting Events Sunday,
September 25
2:30 pm - 
5:30 pm
Interfaith Planting 
Westmount Lions Park
784 Viscount Rd.
Join ReForest London and 15 different faith groups for an afternoon of fellowship, fun, and trees! Together we’ll be planting 426 native trees and shrubs. While all members of the public are welcome, we would note that turnout to our interfaith events tend to be very high and so it is possible we may finish early (we encourage volunteers to early to make sure they get a chance to plant a tree). Many thanks to the London interfaith community, the Government of Canada and the City of London for their support of this project.
Tree Planting Events Saturday, 
October 1
1:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
South Branch Park
2 Homan Rd
Come out and enjoy an early fall afternoon with ReForest London along the banks of the Thames at South Branch Park! Together we’ll be planting 380 native trees and shrubs in the area immediately west of Egerton on the north side of the river, helping improve forest cover and water quality in the park. Many thanks to the Government of Canada and the City of London for their support of this project.
Tree Planting Events

Sunday, 
October 2

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm TreeCyle
ReForest London Offices
944 Western Counties Rd.
Donate your trees to ReForest London at our TreeCycle Event. Every individual bringing in a non-invasive tree 1' tall or greater will receive a charitable tax receipt of $10 per tree for their donation. Happy digging! Learn more
Tree Planting Events Tuesday,
October 18
6:00 pm - 
8:00 pm
Marr Drain
601 Exeter Road
Help us finish up this planting site at Marr Drain to mulch trees, plant infill trees, and add tree collars.
Tree Planting Events Saturday, 
October 22
1:00 pm - 
4:00 pm
Celebration Forest
944 Western Counties Rd. 
(behind Parkwood Hosptial)
Join us to complete this planting site at the Celebration Forest to mulch trees, plant infill trees, and add tree collars. 

SPRING

Type Date Time Location
(click on link to view map)
Tree Planting Events Saturday,
April 23
10:00 am -
1:00 pm
Meadowgate Fields Park
3155 Meadowgate Blvd.
Tree Planting Events Saturday,
May 1
1:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Meadowgate Fields Park
3155 Meadowgate Blvd.
Tree Planting Events Saturday,
May 14 
1:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Enterprise SWM
Field north of 725 Third Street 
(Parking at Trudell Medical, 725 Third Street)

Tree Planting Events

Saturday,
May 28

1:30 pm -
3:00 pm

Celebration Forest
944 Western Counties Rd
Tree Planting Events Saturday,
June 11
2:00 pm -
5:00 pm
Virginia Park
225 Chambers Ave