Thank you to everyone who has planted and recorded their trees. Keep planting and help make Ontario greener and healthier!
Welcome to the Green Leaf Challenge
The Ontario Government and Forests Ontario are inviting Ontarians to celebrate Ontario’s 150th birthday by taking part in the Green Leaf Challenge (GLC) and helping us to plant 3 million trees across the province.
You can take part in the GLC by adding your planted trees to our online counter, which will map and track the trees. You can also take part by joining Forests Ontario and our planting partners or through other planting initiatives in your community across the province.
Trees are among our province’s most powerful and enduring symbols.
Throughout the year, we’ll be tracking Ontario’s most enthusiastic planters in the five categories below. If you want to be on the leaderboard, make sure you submit your trees to our online counter!
- Dave and Dee 8,412
- Dr Rae 761
- Cox 500
- Heather MacDonald 293
- Chris Carlisle 251
- County of Simcoe 81,000
- TRCA 54,407
- City of Greater Sudbury Regreening Program 46,873
- CVC 38,967
- RVCA 30,702
- Kettle Creek Conservation Authority 36,600
- County of Renfrew 30,180
- Conservation Halton 26,765
- Upper Thames River Conservation Authority 26,320
- LPRCA 20,725
- Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority 63,915
- Forest Recovery Canada 23,570
- Eccles Forestry Ltd. 8,480
- Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan 859
- blake construction services 200
- County of Brant 1,370
- Room 11 Grade 5 Rosedale 120
- Grade 5 east Mersea 80
The community that plants together, grows together!
Community Tree Planting – Val Rita Harty
September 2 to September 9
Volunteers will be planting 50 trees to commemorate the community‘s roots and along with Canada‘ 150th anniversary.
- Val Rita Harty
- 705 335 6146
Students for Sustainability at WLU - community tree planting
Get involved! Get to know your neighbourhood park, meet new people and help make Waterloo a greener community by planting a tree.
Wear closed-toe footwear and appropriate clothing for natural area conditions. All hand tools, gloves and refreshments provided by the City of Waterloo. Youth under 18 years must be supervised by an adult parent or guardian.
Event runs 5-7:30pm
- Westmount Sports Park, 440 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo
North Hill Park Tree Planting
Community Volunteers are welcomed to join BDHS members in hand planting 200 native mixed variety potted trees & shrubs in Bolton’s North Hill Park, behind the Caledon Centre on Highway 50 south of Columbia Way. Tools and gloves will be provided. Please wear appropriate shoe or boots – the ground may be muddy.
Event runs 12pm-2pm
Fall Community Tree Planting
Leave a legacy in your community by participating in Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge. The province of Ontario aims to plant 3 million trees as part of the Canada 150 celebration. We are seeking volunteers to help plant 700 trees in Imagination Park in partnership with our friends from Forests Ontario.
Trees, shovels, and gloves and refreshments will be provided. This event is even eligible for high school volunteer hours.
Ajax’s community tree planting events are suitable for all ages and will take place rain or shine.
To register visit ajax.ca/environmentalevents or call Ajax Operations and Environmental Services (905) 683-2951
Event runs 10am-12pm
- Imagination Park, Williamson Dr. E. at the intersection of Gillet Dr., Ajax
- (905) 683-2951
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