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Tree Species List

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ReForest London plants only native trees in the Celebration Forest. To retain the natural beauty of the Celebration Forest, individual trees are not marked or plaqued in any way. Names of all recipients will be listed on our Celebration Forest signage, and listed perpetually on the ReForest London online Dedication Registry.

Why Plant Native Species?

In the spirit of ecological restoration, the Celebration Forest is planted exclusively with trees that are native to the London area.  Assessments conducted by ReForest London tree specialists help us to determine which tree species are best suited to the site.  This gives our Celebration Forest the best chance for survival, while maintaining a healthy and diverse ecosystem.

Native Species:

  • are easier to maintain
  • are adapted to the region, so they handle climate extremes and other stressors better
  • provide suitable wildlife habitat
  • don't disrupt local ecosystems

Learn more about native trees for the London area.

Tree Species List:

The tree and shrub species listed below have been chosen because they are appropriate for the habitats surrounding the woodland at Westminster Ponds. These trees are native to Southwestern Ontario and grow naturally in the London area.


Type of Plant

Common Name Genus Species

Hybrid Soft Maple
Red Maple
Sugar Maple
Bitternut Hickory
American Hazelnut
Honey Locust
Hop Hornbeam
White Pine
Eastern Cottonwood
Trembling Aspen
Canada Plum
Black Cherry
White Oak
Bur Oak
Red Oak
White Cedar

Acer fremanii

Acer rubrum
Acer saccharum
Carya cordiformis
Celtis occidentalis
Corylus americana
Gleditsia triacanthos
Ostraya virginiana
Pinus strobus
Platanus occidentalis
Populus deltoides
Populus tremuloides
Prunus nigra
Prunus serotina
Quercus alba
Quercus macrocarpa
Quercus rubra
Thuja occidentalis 

Downy Serviceberry
New Jersey Tea
Wild Crabapple
Choke Cherry
Fragrant Sumac
Common Elderberry
Highbush Cranberry

Amelanchier arborea
Ceanothus americanus
Malus coronaria
Physocarpus opulifolius
Prunus virginiana
Rhus aromatica
Sambucus canadensis
Viburnum trilobum