Planting a Tree can be a healing experience to remember past loved ones. It can be a celebration of new beginnings or joyous occasions. It brings families, friends and coworkers together in a meaningful way. Each Celebration Forest Tree Gift is a healthy native tree, grown from local seed and helps the environment and our community.
Plant a tree in memory to honour a loved one, friend, or co-worker with nature’s gift of a living legacy.
Plant a tree in celebration of a holiday, birthday, newborn, or any other occasion, and help improve the environment.
Businesses and Organizations
Many businesses use the tree gift program as a thoughtful way to recognize an individual or team.
The Celebration Forest event brought together family and chosen family to celebrate the ones we are missing. Planting trees in Celebration Forest was a fantastic way to mix our love with our long cherished family values about the environment. Can’t recommend enough!– Kate Sparling
The 2023 Celebration Forest Tree Planting Ceremony will be held on September, 9th 2023. All orders placed after August 1st, 2023 will be planted during the 2024 fall planting event.
Notification of the Tree Planting Ceremony
ReForest London will notify via email both the Donor and Honouree or the family of the deceased regarding the tree gift and the upcoming ceremony.
Tree Planting Ceremony
In early Fall, ReForest London holds an annual Tree Planting Ceremony, which is conducted outdoors at the Celebration Forest. The six-hectare site, situated near ReForest London’s headquarters in the Westminster Ponds Environmentally Significant Area, was established by St. Joseph’s HealthCare and London Health Sciences Centre.
The event includes a recognition of the Tree Gift Honourees, as well as a tree planting demonstration and the planting of Honouree trees. Volunteers and staff will be present to ensure that each tree is planted for those who are unable to attend the ceremony or plant their own tree. This event is open to all who ordered a tree and registration is required. Participation in tree planting is encouraged.
Dedication Forest Signage and online Dedication Registry
To retain the natural beauty of the Celebration Forest, individual trees are not marked in any way. Names of all recipients will be listed on our Celebration Forest signage during the planting year and listed perpetually on our website on the Dedication Registry
Please note that Tree Gift purchases for the 2023 planting are now closed.
All trees purchased now will be a part of the planting in September 2024.
The Celebration Forest is a partnership with ReForest London, the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), St Joseph's Health Care (SJHC) and other partners with interests in Westminster Ponds lands. The health care organizations have pledged this land as part of their ongoing commitment to the health of southwestern Ontario's people and environment.