Matt Forsythe,

Every Tree Counts

Tree For Me

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.

The Events

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 tree planting and stewardship movement. Tree For Me helps put more trees in our yards, more trees in our communities, and more trees in our city.

Register for your free tree until April 30 at


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!

Delivery and Planting Available for Residents with Limited Mobility. Contact us at!

Residents with limited physical mobility can apply for delivery and planting assistance. Space for this service is limited and residents are encouraged to apply early!


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 closed! Watch for details on Fall 2019 grant applications opening this summer. Visit for details.