Toronto, March 10, 2017 – As a key part of Toronto’s Every Tree Counts Campaign, the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation has launched its spring 2017 Community ‘Tree For Me’ partnership program. The Foundation is partnering with eight community groups to host tree matching and planting events in neighbourhoods across Toronto.
“Tree For Me carefully matches registrants with a free native tree from local seed stock” said Andrew Sorbara, Chair, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, “We look forward to be working again with the community this spring to grow the canopy in Toronto”.
Program participants for spring 2017 include:
Friends of Oakridge Park
Glen Ravine Junior Public School (Grade 4/5 class)
Rockcliffe-Smythe Community Association
Agincourt Community Services Association
Voice Integrative School (Grades 1-3)
Beach Triangle Residents Association
Regal Heights Residents Association
Bayview Village Association
See them on a Toronto Map here.
Further details of ‘Tree For Me’ events will be announced in early April!
About Every Tree Counts and Tree For Me
Every Tree Counts is a collective movement in Toronto to grow our tree canopy to 40%, with a focus on private land, where potential for tree planting is the greatest. Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and the City of Toronto are engaging all Torontonians. Whether planting a tree at home, school or work, donating to the cause, or taking care of the trees we have - we are greening Toronto together.
Toronto City Council adopted this goal in 2013 as part of the City of Toronto's Strategic Forest Management Plan. The 2017 Every Tree Counts campaign’s impact and reach will grow through Tree For Me and other key programs for private land tree planting.
The Tree For Me grant program empowers community partners to host events that carefully match residents with free native trees from local seed stock, and educates them on tree planting and seasonal care. The program is geared toward Toronto homeowners or anyone who has permission to plant a tree on private land. The program aims to increase canopy in lower canopy neighbourhoods.