At Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, we believe everyone should have access to trees and the many benefits they provide. That’s why we’ve partnered with the City of Toronto to offer Tree For Me.
Tree For Me is a community-powered initiative that makes it easy for Toronto residents to get no-cost native trees for their homes. Tree giveaway events are held across the city where residents can learn to plant and care for their new trees. With funding from the City of Toronto, Tree For Me events are made possible by dedicated grants that support the City of Toronto’s Every Tree Counts movement. Tree For Me helps put more trees in our yards, more trees in our communities, and more trees in our city.
All trees in the Tree For Me program are sourced from native local seed stock.
Trees come in two gallon buckets, weigh less than 5 lbs (2.3 kg) and will be from 2 to 5 feet (61-152cm) tall. Trees will fit in a car, grocery trolly or on the TTC!
Delivery and Planting Available for Residents with Limited Mobility
Residents with limited physical mobility can apply for free delivery and planting services provided by TreeMobile. Space for this service is limited and residents are encouraged to apply early by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tree For Me Grants
Charitable organizations or other qualified donees can apply for grants up to $2000 to host Tree For Me events in their neighbourhood. Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation supports the granting program by providing grantees with funding, training, planning support, and native trees. Grantees do what they do best, connect with their communities to improve their neighbourhoods. Tree For Me Grants can be used to match Toronto residents with free trees through an organized event, a tree delivery program, or to start or enhance a community project.
Who can apply? Grants are geared towards charitable organizations such as community organizations, educational and faith-based institutions, and youth groups with an interest in engaging residents in environmental stewardship activities.
Applications for Spring 2019 Facilitated Grants are due February 1, 2019! Visit www.treeforme.ca for details.