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Tree Planting Events

 Thank you for planting trees with us this fall!

The COVID-19 pandemic has Londoners appreciating more than ever the importance of being healthy and resilient, and recognizing how nature helps provide that 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 continue making London a better place to live, work and play.  

Thank you to those who have volunteered or supported us this year. Together, we planted trees in eight London parks. We hope to see you again next spring!

We are searching for volunteers for ONE more Tree Aftercare Event on Sunday, November 8th. To learn more, click here. 

Fall 2020 Tree Planting Events Schedule:

Saturday September 19,  10 am - 1 pm
Pincombe Pond   (Bostwick)  - Sold out

Sunday October 4,  10 am - 12 pm
Whisperwood Park  (Byron) - Sold out

Sunday September 20,  1 - 4 pm
Meadowgate Park   (Summerside) - Sold out

Sunday October 4,  1 - 3:30 pm
Whisperwood Park  (Byron) - Sold out

Wednesday September 23,  5:30 - 7:30 pm
Meadowgate Park   (Summerside) - Sold out

Saturday October 17,  10 am - 12 pm
Talbot Wetland   (Talbot / Lambeth) - Sold out

Saturday September 26,  10 am - 1 pm
Fox Hollow Ravine   (Whitehills) - Sold out

Saturday October 17,  1 - 3:30 pm
Talbot Wetland   (Talbot / Lambeth)  - Sold out

Sunday September 27,  1 - 4 pm
Briscoe Woods   (The Coves) - Sold out

Sunday October 18,  10 am - 12 pm
Thompson Ravine   (Glen Cairn) - Sold out

Saturday October 3,  10 am - 12 pm
Meander Creek (Kilally) - Sold out

Sunday October 18,  1 - 3:30 pm
Thompson Ravine   (Glen Cairn) - Sold out

*New* Saturday October 3,  1 - 3:30 pm
Meander Creek (Kilally) 
- Sold out

Thursday, October 22, 4-6 pm
Pincombe Pond   (Bostwick)

*New* Sunday October 4,  10 am - 12 pm
Pincombe Pond   (Bostwick)

Saturday, October 24, 12-4 pm
Thompson Ravine Part 2 (Glen Cairn) 


Thursday, October 29, 4-6 pm
Thompson Ravine Part 3 (Glen Cairn)

For directions and more information about each event, visit our registration page. 


What to Know About Volunteering to Plant Trees

Tree Plantings

New for 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.


For questions related to volunteering please contact:
Kelsey Nicholls, Community Engagement Coordinator 
519-936-9548 x 222