Toronto, April 3, 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. Tree For Me carefully matches registrants with a free tree native to Toronto's seed zone. The Foundation is partnering with eight community groups to host tree matching and education events in neighbourhoods across Toronto.
Toronto residents can now register via treeforme.ca
at their closest Tree For Me event to complete a tree planting and care workshop and to pick up their free tree.
Participating communities hosting events this spring include:
See the events on a Toronto Map here
- April 22nd - Friends of Oakridge Park
- May 6th - Beach Triangle Residents Association
- May 10th - Glen Ravine Junior Public School (Grade 4/5 class)
- May 13th - Rockcliffe-Smythe Community Association
- May 13th - Bayview Village Association
- May 14th - Regal Heights Residents Association
- May 26th - Voice Integrative School (Grades 1-3)
- May 27th - Agincourt Community Services Association
Tree delivery services are available for persons with limited mobility if requested by April 25th
. Go to treeforme.ca
for all the details and FAQs.
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.
Tree For Me carefully matches residents with a free tree native to Toronto’s seed zone, 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 via action by community organizations and local residents.
About Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation
The Foundation has been helping Toronto transform its parks and green spaces since 2002. We work in partnership with the City of Toronto, community groups, neighbourhoods, individuals and the business community to reimagine local parks and improve the health of Toronto’s urban forest by supporting tree planting and stewardship efforts, with a focus on private land. We work in tandem with the City’s front yard tree program, and the numerous neighbourhood tree advocates across our city.