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.
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!
The following tree and shrub species will be available for our Fall 2017 events:
Registration for Fall 2017 Community Events is now open!
to match yourself with a tree, see event listsings and sign up to receive your tree at your community event!
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 email@example.com.
Make your tree count by adding your tree to Toronto's tree counter
Click here to add your tree
Tree For Me Grants
Charitable organizations or nonprofits with a charitable partner can apply for grants of $500 and 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.