ReForest London is planting trees all over the city, in neighbourhoods, schoolyards, parks, and natural areas.  Check out our past projects by browsing below, or by sorting the projects by type, year, or location.

Projects

In 2020, we were delighted to distribute over 3,300 trees to Londoners, using a curbside pickup model at the ReForest London Office. Londoners showed a true committment to making the Forest City greener, even in the midst of our most challenging year ever.

This fall we planted 186 trees at Fox Hollow Ravine. The weather was beautiful on September 26th, and it was the perfect day to get our hands a little dirty by adding trees and shrubs to the watershed. These plants will enhance water quality and create more wildlife habitat. The ravine is also popular among residents in the area, as we saw many smiling faces out walking, and we hope that they continue to enjoy the beautiful park and watch the trees grow!

On September 27th and October 15th, volunteers helped plant 220 trees and shrubs at Briscoe Woods. The trees will provide great habitat for the birds and other wildlife that calls The Coves, and adjacent ESA, home. We are so grateful for all the great volunteers that came out to help naturalize this area. 

ReForest London and community volunteers planted 248 native trees and shrubs at the Meander Creek stormwater management. These plants will help improve water quality and increase shade on the walking paths in the area. This site is close to the Kilally ESA and is a popular spot for walkers and nature lovers. It is also home to a great deal of wildlife, we saw deer, a beaver, a fox, geese, and loons on the days we were there planting! We hope the additional plants will create more habitat for them. 

On Saturday, September 19th, we kicked off our public community plantings on the perfect end of summer planting day at Pincombe Pond. The sun was shining and welcoming as volunteers gathered to help us plant trees. We then came back to the site 2 more times to get all of the trees in the ground, on October 4th and 22nd. A huge thank you goes out to our volunteers who made this happen. We had 64 individuals come out, including folks from Guru Nanak Mission Society. 

On Saturday, October 17th, the sun was shining as we planted 125 trees and shrubs. Last year we planted over 300 woody plants in the area, and we are so happy to have returned and even further enhanced the site. We could not have had the success we did without amazing volunteers, which included a large group from KPMG. We are so grateful for the continued support of the community! 

Thompson Ravine was a large site, with a whole 419 native trees and shrubs to be planted. It took ReForest London four separate events over the course of three days and 53 individual volunteers to complete! The goal of the trees planted at this park is to not only naturalize along the walking trails and increase habitat but also add some fruit trees. A huge thank you to all of the volunteers that participated and made this event such a success! 

On October 4th the rain may have been falling but spirits were high as volunteers gathered to plant trees with us! One of our sponsors for the event, Old Oak Properties, joined us for the day with treats to share. We visited the site again on November 7th with 4EST Brewery to finish planting all the trees. In total, we added 226 native trees and shrubs to the park. These plants will help prevent erosion on the hillside, improve air quality, improve and increase wildlife habitat, and increase the overall enjoyment of the park! 

With such a beautiful fall season this year, we were so excited to be able to hold public hikes and bring Londoners through London's natural areas. We visited 4 parks around the city and learned about invasive species management, tree identification, and more!

In the past three years, 600 trees have found new homes in the yards of Londoners, thanks to the generous community support of Convertus. That’s a lot of trees and a big commitment to making the Forest City greener.

In celebration of National Forest Week, ReForest London hosted a special business planting event to kick off the week at Meadowgate Park.

This year marks the Celebration Forest’s 10th anniversary. Thank you to all who attended, our staff and volunteers, and our sponsors for helping us create a greener future for London.

Old Oak Properties has a long history with trees and they are a big supporter of planting more trees in London through their Silver Sponsorship of the Million Tree Challenge.

We held our last Tree Depot of the fall, and 2019, wrapping up a successful season and a beautiful fall.

We finished a planting event with a stewardship-minded group from Stoney Creek Baptist Church

We held our annual interfaith planting with 11 groups, which placed over 300 trees around Paul Haggis Pond.

We held our multicultural planting at Vauxhall Park, planting over 400 trees with hundreds of volunteers!

We planted 307 trees to start reconnecting forests around the Talbot Wetlands.

One thing we know for sure is that Londoners love trees and every year, during one particular week, it is evident for all to see! That special time is National Forest Week and if any community should embrace this celebration of trees, it’s the Forest City.

We planted along the ravine at Coves ESA to increase the forest cover, then tried our best to protect it all from the deer.

Our first public planting of the fall was a huge success!

We celebrated National Tree Day with four Tree Depot events in one day!

We planted with our sponsor Canada Life along the Veterans' Memorial Parkway.

For the second year in a row, Renewi Canada has shown their love of trees and community by hosting a Tree Depot at their head office on Dingman Drive.

We joined Longworth Retirement Community to offer fruit and nut trees to the community of London.