Aftercare

Building London’s canopy cover takes more than just planting trees. It takes care, commitment and nurturing. The aftercare of trees is essential to the success of a naturalization project, as trees need support during their first few years. ReForest London helps ensure tree survival by revisiting planting sites each year from June to October.

How can I get involved?

If you want to learn more, gain experience with tree care and help trees thrive, then aftercare is right for you!

No experience or training is required to attend an aftercare event. We’ll teach you everything you need to know at the beginning of the event, and our staff and Tree Specialists will provide guidance to volunteers as needed.

As an Aftercare Volunteer, you will help trees grow and thrive by removing weeds from around their root zone, adding fresh mulch, performing tree collar checks, adding deer/rabbit repellent, and more.

What to Expect

Aftercare events typically run for 1.5 – 2 hours, with the majority of Aftercare events taking place over the summertime. Just like plants, people need water — so make sure to bring some!

*COVID-19 Safety Precautions:

As a measure to ensure we keep our community healthy amongst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring volunteers to pre-register. This will help us maintain appropriate group sizes at any given event and enable contact tracing. Do NOT sign up if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, have had a close encounter with someone ill with COVID-19 or have travelled recently. We ask all volunteers to bring their own masks since we will not provide any. We will be maintaining proper physical distancing over the course of the event.

Attend an Aftercare Event

For information about upcoming aftercare events, including what to bring, please visit our Events page. Alternatively, if you already know that you want to attend an Aftercare event, register here!

Contact

If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Aftercare Coordinator, Erik Vasseur, at [email protected].