Matt Forsythe, mattforsythe.com

Every Tree Counts

Tree For Me

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Register for your FREE TREE at www.treeforme.ca/plant

What is Tree For Me?

Tree For Me matches residents of Toronto with free native trees to plant on private land as part of the Every Tree Counts campaign, a collective movement to reach 40% tree cover in Toronto. Non-profit and charitable organizations host community-led Tree For Me events where participants take part in a tree planting and care workshop prior to receiving their tree. To ensure the right tree is planted in the right place, interested participants are matched with the right tree for their property with a short questionnaire available online.

The Trees

  • All trees in the Tree For Me program are sourced from native local seed stock.‚Äč
  • 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!
  • The following tree and shrub species will be available for our Spring 2018 events:

     

    Red Maple
    Red Oak
    Northern Hackberry
    Ironwood
    Serviceberry
    Staghorn Sumac
    White Cedar
    Alternate-Leaf Dogwood

 

Resources

 

Delivery and Planting Available for Residents with Limited Mobility

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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 info@tptf.ca.

 

Make your tree count by adding your tree to Toronto's tree counter

Click here to add your tree to greenleafchallenge.ca

 

Tree For Me Grants

Charitable organizations or nonprofits with a charitable partner can apply for grants up to $2000 to host Tree For Me 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 community organizations, educational and faith-based institutions and youth groups with an interest in engaging residents in environmental stewardship activities.  

Applications for Fall 2018 Facilitated Grants will open in June! Visit www.treeforme.ca for details.