Neighbourhood ReLeaf is aimed at increasing the number of trees in communities across London. The program encourages community members to get involved in planting trees and caring for them, thereby contributing to improving air quality, reducing urban heat, and enhancing biodiversity.
Led by Maddy Sansom, the Neighbourhood ReLeaf team promotes a sense of community and stewardship of the environment through the programs listed below.
Neighbourhood Tree Giveaways
Neighbourhood Tree Giveaways operate through pop-up stations each spring and fall at locations throughout the city with the aim of increasing London’s tree canopy and promoting a healthier environment. Each event sees an average of 200 trees given away.
At each event, staff and volunteers assist residents with selecting from a variety of native tree species, which often include maple, oak, tulip tree, hackberry, and fruit trees. The trees are between 3-7 feet tall and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The availability of trees may differ at each giveaway, but we always ensure there is something for every type of yard.
If you’re unsure about which tree to plant in your yard, we invite you to explore our resource page. We can help you gain a better understanding of the conditions in your yard and which tree species are best suited for those conditions.
Curbside Tree Giveaways
Curbside Tree Giveaways are also available throughout spring and fall. Each household can order up to two free trees each season which you can collect at the Westminster Ponds Center at allocated pick-up times.
If you are a business looking to plant trees in London, the Neighbourhood ReLeaf team can offer you a range of options tailored to your needs. As experts in the field, our team members hold degrees in Wildlife Biology & Conservation, and Forest Conservation. We are committed to reforesting London and promoting sustainable practices.
Whether you are looking to plant a few trees or a mini forest, we can provide you with expert guidance on the best tree species and sizes to suit your needs. Our team can also offer you native tree purchases at a reduced cost, helping to make tree planting accessible to everyone.
Planting native trees not only enhances the beauty of our city, but also provides important habitat for local wildlife, helps to improve air quality, and contributes to mitigating the effects of climate change. So, if you’re interested in making a positive impact in your community and beyond, contact us today to learn more about our tree planting options and how we can help you create a sustainable and vibrant London.
Questions about Neighbourhood ReLeaf? Contact Maddy Sansom at [email protected] or 519-936-9548 X 229.