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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.

Partners

Forest Ontario

The Government of Ontario

Top Planters

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!

Small Organization

  • Conservation Halton 26,765
  • Canadian Institute of Forestry 5,168
  • Friends of the Rouge 1,900
  • Kayjay 1,220
  • City of Niagara Falls 740

Business

  • Ontario Municipal Leadership Institute 180
  • Union Gas Chatham Green Team 136
  • Ware-With-All Contracting Inc. 15
  • Quiet Nature Ltd 12
  • Trillium Woods Campground 1

Individual

  • Dr Rae 752
  • splee 188
  • Brent Cooper (PCL) 168
  • Dale Heins 100
  • Hawthorn Creek 78

School

  • Room 11 Grade 5 Rosedale 120
  • Grade 5 Eastmersea 80
  • Grade 5 east Mersea 80

Large Organization

  • The Green Legacy 2,640
  • Town of Arnprior 330
  • Hiram Walker & Sons/Corby Spirit and Wine 200
  • Josie Grenier 152
  • City of Thorold 148

Planting Events

The community that plants together, grows together! The annual Forests Ontario Community Planting Weekend takes place during the first weekend of May.

Community Tree Plant – Cambridge

May 6

Play a part in “greening” your local community by joining Forests OntarioGrand River Conservation Authority, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation on Saturday, May 6th for the 9th Annual Community Planting Weekend. This half-day planting event takes place in a public space and brings together families, friends and community members for a chance to contribute to a meaningful project that offers vast environmental benefits for all Ontarians! Participation helps build awareness around the importance of trees, which clean our air, improve water supplies, foster wildlife habitat, contribute to human health and provide a buffer against the effects of climate change.

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Location
Dumfries Conservation Area Dunbar Road Cambridge, ON N3H 4W6
Link
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-community-tree-plant-k-w-cambridge-tickets-32865190670
Phone
1-877-646-1193
    • Aurora Community Arboretum Annual Tree Plant

      May 6

      Join us to plant 500+ trees! We’ll supply shovels and plants. Great event for families and students who need volunteer hours planting trees and shrubs.

      Rain or shine. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate foot wear.

      Event runs from 10am-12pm.

      Location
      Birkshire Drive, near Skipton Trail, entrance beside Optimist Park Aurora, ON
      Link
      www.auroraarboretum.ca
      Email
      membersandvolunteers@auroraarboretum.ca
    • Friends of the Rouge Tree Plant

      May 6

      Join Friends of the Rouge to help protect and restore Rouge Park! Remember to bring: reusable water bottle, lunch/snacks, sturdy shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.

      Event runs from 9:30am-1:30pm

      Location
      1512 Meadowvale Road - Old Kirkhams Road, north of Sheppard on the West Side of Meadowvale Scarborough
      Link
      www.frw.ca
      Email
      info@frw.ca
    • Community Tree Plant - York

      May 6

      Play a part in “greening” your local community by joining Forests Ontario, Ontario Wood, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and the Regional Municipality of York on Saturday, May 6th for the 9th Annual Community Planting Weekend. This half-day planting event brings together families, friends and community members for a chance to contribute to a meaningful project that offers environmental benefits for all Ontarians! Participation helps build awareness around the importance of trees, which clean our air, improve our water, provide wildlife habitat, contribute to human health and provide a buffer against the effects of climate change.


      What to Bring: To participate in this family-friendly event, please dress for the weather, bring a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy!

      What We Will Bring: We will supply the rest – the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks.

      Parking: Limited parking will be available at the Mt. Albert Water Resource and Recovery Facility. Please do not block the roadway.

      Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated.

      Can’t attend but interested in how to plant trees at home? Visit www.york.ca/treeplanting to find out how.

      For more event information please visit http://www.forestsontario.ca/community/get-involved/community-tree-plant/.

      OR

      Sign up to be a member at: http://www.forestsontario.ca/register/member.php

      Event runs 10am-12pm

      Location
      Mt. Albert Water Resource and Recovery Facility 5866 Doane Road Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0
      Link
      www.eventbrite.com
      Phone
      1-877-646-1193
    • Community Tree Plant - Windsor

      May 6

      Play a part in “greening” your local community by joining Forests OntarioTD Friends of the Environment Foundation, Ontario WoodCity of Windsor and the Essex Region Conservation Authority on Saturday, May 6th for the 9th annual Community Planting Weekend. This half-day planting event takes place in a public space and brings together families, friends and community members for a chance to contribute to a meaningful project that offers vast environmental benefits for all Ontarians! Participation helps build awareness around the importance of trees, which clean our air, improve water supplies, foster wildlife habitat, contribute to human health and provide a buffer against the effects of climate change.


       

      What to Bring: To participate in this family-friendly event, bring a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy!

      What We Will Bring: We will supply the rest – the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks.

      Parking: Parking is available across from 1292 Tranby Avenue.

      Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated.

      For more event information please visit http://www.forestsontario.ca/community/get-involved/community-tree-plant/.

      OR

      Sign up to be a Forests Ontario member at: http://www.forestsontario.ca/register/member.php

      Event runs 10am-12pm

      Location
      Tranby Park 1292 Tranby Ave. Windsor, ON
      Link
      www.eventbrite.com
      Phone
      1-877-646-1193
    • Community Tree Plant - Niagara

      May 6

      Play a part in “greening” your local community by joining Forests Ontario, Ontario Wood, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, and Niagara Parks Commission, on May 6th for the 9th Annual Community Planting Weekend. This half-day planting event takes place in a public space and brings together families, friends and community members for a chance to contribute to a meaningful project that offers vast environmental benefits for all Ontarians! Participation helps build awareness around the importance of trees, which clean our air, improve water supplies, foster wildlife habitat, contribute to human health and provide a buffer against the effects of climate change.


      What to Bring: To participate in this family-friendly event, bring a shovel, gardening gloves and lots of energy!

      What We Will Bring: We will supply the rest – the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks.

      Parking: Parking will be available at the address and the planting site is located across the street.

      Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated.

      For more event information please visit http://www.forestsontario.ca/community/get-involved/community-tree-plant/.

      OR

      Sign up to be a member at: http://www.forestsontario.ca/register/member.php

      Event runs 10am-12pm

      Location
      Niagara Parks Maintenance Centre 7805 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, ON L2G 0A2
      Link
      www.eventbrite.com
      Phone
      1-877-646-1193
    • Community Tree Plant - Cambridge

      May 6

      Play a part in “greening” your local community by joining Forests OntarioGrand River Conservation Authority, and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation on Saturday, May 6th for the 9th Annual Community Planting Weekend. This half-day planting event takes place in a public space and brings together families, friends and community members for a chance to contribute to a meaningful project that offers vast environmental benefits for all Ontarians! Participation helps build awareness around the importance of trees, which clean our air, improve water supplies, foster wildlife habitat, contribute to human health and provide a buffer against the effects of climate change.

      What to Bring: To participate in this family-friendly event, please dress for the weather and bring lots of energy!

      What We Will Bring: We will supply the rest – the trees, forestry specialists, mulch and snacks.

      Parking:  Limited parking will be available at entrance off Snyders Flats Road.

      Space is limited and pre-registration is appreciated.

      For more event information please visit http://www.forestsontario.ca/community/get-involved/community-tree-plant/.

      OR

      Sign up to be a member at: http://www.forestsontario.ca/register/member.php

      Event runs 10am-12pm

      Location
      Dumfries Conservation Area Dunbar Road Cambridge, ON N3H 4W6
      Link
      www.eventbrite.com
      Phone
      1-877-646-1193
    • BurlingtonGreen Tree Planting - Ward 4

      May 6

      Event will last 2-3 hours. There is no registration for this tree planting event. Just show up, ready to plant (rain or shine). All are welcome. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots – no sandals or flip-flops please! (Sturdy soles help when digging with a shovel.) The City kindly asks that volunteers bring their own shovels, if they can.

      Event begins at 9am

      Location
      Paletta Lakefront Park 4280 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON
      Link
      www.burlingtongreen.org
    • Erin Community Tree Planting

      May 6

      Join local Community Groups and CVC in beautifying the Town of Erin Community Tree Plantings provide an opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects that offer environmental benefit.

      Helps us build awareness around the importance of trees and giving back to your community!

      **Please meet on the walking path on Delarmbro Drive at 9:00 am***

      Contact: Lindsey Jennings at 905.670.1615 Ext. 445 or ljennings@creditvalleyca.ca

      Event runs 9am-12pm

      Location
      Natural area off Delarmbro Drive, Erin
      Link
      www.creditvalleyca.ca
      Email
      ljennings@creditvalleyca.ca
      Phone
      905.670.1615 Ext. 445
    • Tree Planting

      May 6

      Join the Town of Richmond Hill and their partner, Evergreen as they preserve Richmond Hill’s natural environment by planting trees! Wear weather appropriate clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Equipment, gloves and light refreshments will be provided.

      Event runs from 10am-12pm.

      Organized by Evergreen.

      Location
      Phyllis Rawlinson Park, 11715 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, ON
      Link
      www.richmondhill.ca
      Email
      mkula@evergreen.ca
      Phone
      416-596-1495 x 264
    • ReLeaf Selwyn 150

      May 12

      In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, the Township of Selwyn is proud to announce the ReLeaf Selwyn 150 Program. In partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough (CFGP), Selwyn Township residents can apply to receive one of the 150 Maple Trees available.

      Applications must be received by May 12, 2017. Only Township of Selwyn residents or community groups may apply and all maple trees must be properly planted within 5 metres of the public boulevard on private property or on public lands (Township permission required).

      Both Sugar Maples and Red Maple Trees are available. Trees will be between six to eight feet tall and must be planted within 2 days of receiving the tree. Planting instructions and assistance will be provided to all successful applicants.

      If more than 150 compliant applications are received, Township staff will determine successful applicants based on need, location, proximity to other trees, number of trees awarded to each ward. Special consideration will be given to areas affected by the Emerald Ash Borer.

      Location
      Selwyn Township
      Link
      www.selwyntownship.ca
      Email
      commdev@nexicom.net
      Phone
      7052929507
    • BurlingtonGreen Tree Planting - Ward 2

      May 27

      Event will last 2-3 hours. There is no registration for this tree planting event. Just show up, ready to plant (rain or shine). All are welcome. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots – no sandals or flip-flops please! (Sturdy soles help when digging with a shovel.) The City kindly asks that volunteers bring their own shovels, if they can.

      Event begins at 10:30am

      Location
      Thorpe Park 1140 Stephenson Dr., Burlington, ON
      Link
      www.burlingtongreen.org
    • Tree Planting

      May 27

      Join the Town of Richmond Hill and their partner, Evergreen as they preserve Richmond Hill’s natural environment by planting trees! Wear weather appropriate clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Equipment, gloves and light refreshments will be provided.

      Event runs from 10am-12pm.

      Organized by Evergreen.

      Location
      Leno Park, 72 Woodriver Street, Richmond Hill, ON
      Link
      www.richmondhill.ca
      Email
      lchung@evergreen.ca
      Phone
      416-596-1495 x 303
    • Park Naturalization Tree Planting Event

      May 27

      Event runs from 10am-1pm.

      Organized by ReForest London.

      Location
      Hyde Park Woods (Planting #1), 500 Hyde Park Rd, London, ON
      Link
      reforestlondon.ca
      Email
      volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
      Phone
      519-936-9548 x 221
    • Bracebridge Community Tree Plant

      May 28

      Volunteers Needed! Thanks to a generous grant from TD Bank we will be planting a variety of trees at Morrison Meadows, followed by a BBQ. If you are interested in helping out, call Jeff at (705) 205-4156

      Location
      1177 Fraserburg Rd, Bracebridge, ON
      Link
      www.mymuskokanow.com
      Email
      info@clsm.on.ca
      Phone
      705-205-4156
    • Neighbourhood Tree Planting Event

      May 28

      Event runs from 12pm-3pm.

      Organized by ReForest London.

      Location
      Huron Heights, Stronach Community Centre, 1221 Sandford St., London, ON
      Link
      reforestlondon.ca
      Email
      volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
      Phone
      519-936-9548 x 221
    • Park Naturalization Tree Planting Event

      May 28

      Event runs from 1pm-4pm.

      Organized by ReForest London.

      Location
      Hyde Park woods (Planting #2), 500 Hyde Park Rd, London, ON
      Link
      reforestlondon.ca
      Email
      volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
      Phone
      519-936-9548 x 221
    • BurlingtonGreen Tree Planting - Ward 3

      June 3

      Event will last 2-3 hours. There is no registration for this tree planting event. Just show up, ready to plant (rain or shine). All are welcome. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots – no sandals or flip-flops please! (Sturdy soles help when digging with a shovel.) The City kindly asks that volunteers bring their own shovels, if they can.

      Event begins at 10:30am

      Location
      Brant Hills Park 2300 Duncaster Dr., Burlington, ON
      Link
      www.burlingtongreen.org
    • Neighbourhood Tree Planting Event

      June 3

      Event runs from 12:30pm-3:30pm.

      Organized by ReForest London.

      Location
      Hyde Park, West Park Church, 955 Gainsborough Rd, London, ON
      Link
      reforestlondon.ca
      Email
      volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
      Phone
      519-936-9548 x 221
    • Tree Planting

      June 4

      Join the Town Richmond Hill as they preserve Richmond Hill’s natural environment by planting trees! Everyone is welcome. As well, visit the Mill Pond Splash Eco Festival and celebrate the Don River watershed. Through interactive displays and fun activities, visitors gain an increased appreciation for the natural environment, the challenges facing the Don River watershed, and the solutions that we can all implement.

      Event runs from 11am-4pm.

      Organized by Town of Richmond Hill.

      Location
      Rumble Pond Park, Bathurst Street & Mill Street, Richmond Hill, ON
      Link
      www.richmondhill.ca
      Email
      naturalenvironment@richmondhill.ca
      Phone
      905-771-8800
    • Neighbourhood Tree Planting Event

      June 4

      Event runs from 10am-1pm.

      Organized by ReForest London.

      Location
      South of Sarnia Rd, Chesham Heights Park, 328 Castlegrove Blvd, London, ON
      Link
      reforestlondon.ca
      Email
      volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
      Phone
      519-936-9548 x 221
    • Park Naturalization Tree Planting Event

      June 4

      Event runs from 1pm-4pm.

      Organized by ReForest London.

      Location
      Kains Woods SWM, 1760 Oxford St. W., London, ON
      Link
      reforestlondon.ca
      Email
      volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
      Phone
      519-936-9548 x 221
    • Stewardship and Water Monitoring

      June 8

      Join the Town of Richmond Hill and their partner, Evergreen as they preserve Richmond Hill’s natural environment by removing invasive plants and mulching newly planted trees. You’ll also learn about the impacts of urbanization on our local water systems, contribute to a database of citizen science and collect water quality data.Wear weather appropriate clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Equipment, gloves and light refreshments will be provided.

      Event runs from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

      Organized by Evergreen.

      Location
      Leno Park, 72 Woodriver Street, Richmond Hill, ON
      Link
      www.richmondhill.ca
      Email
      lchung@evergreen.ca
      Phone
      416-596-1495 x 303
    • Plant a Forest

      June 10

      Come out for a morning of tree planting and help bring back our local forests for future generations!

      With thanks to the County of Wellington’s Green Legacy Programme we will be planting red & white pine, cherry, elm, birch, hickory and walnut trees.

      Delicious organic snacks provided!

      Cost – free but registration is required.

      Location
      Ignatius Old-Growth Forest Project lands
      Link
      ignatiusguelph.ca
      Email
      oldgrowthforest@ignatiusguelph.ca
      Phone
      519-824-1250 ext 258
    • Tree Planting

      June 10

      Join Ontario Streams and the Town Richmond Hill as they preserve Richmond Hill’s natural environment by planting trees! Everyone is welcome. Wear weather appropriate clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Equipment, gloves and light refreshments will be provided. This event runs rain or shine.

      Event runs from 10am-12pm.

      Organized by Ontario Streams.

      Location
      Leno Park, 72 Woodriver Street, Richmond Hill, ON
      Link
      www.richmondhill.ca
      Email
      krystal.athanassiou@ontariostreams.on.ca
      Phone
      905-713-7399
    • Neighbourhood Tree Planting Event

      June 10

      Event runs from 10am-1pm.

      Organized by ReForest London.

      Location
      Blackfriars, West Lions Park, 20 Granville St., London, ON
      Link
      reforestlondon.ca
      Email
      volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
      Phone
      519-936-9548 x 221
    • Park Naturalization Tree Planting Event

      June 10

      Event runs from 1pm-4pm.

      Organized by ReForest London.

      Location
      Dingman Park, 4695 Dingman Dr.. London, ON
      Link
      reforestlondon.ca
      Email
      volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
      Phone
      519-936-9548 x 221
    • Community Tree Planting at Millstone Park

      June 17

      Let’s plant native trees!

      Come and join Oakvillegreen on June 17, help us enhance our urban forest!
      ALL WELCOME, FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT, STUDENTS EARN VOLUNTEER HOURS

      – Meeting point Millstone Park by Pine Glen Rd.

      – This is a rain or shine event so please dress for the weather.

      – Bring a reusable water bottle.

      – Tools and gloves will be provided but please feel free to bring your own.

      – To sign up and get more info email programs@oakvillegreen.org

      An Oakvillegreen event in partnership with the Town of Oakville.

      Event runs from 10am-12pm

      Location
      Millstone Park 2395 Pine Glen Road Oakville, ON L6M 0R6
      Link
      oakvillegreen.org
      Email
      programs@oakvillegreen.org
    • Neighbourhood Tree Planting Event

      June 17

      Event runs from 10am-1pm.

      Organized by ReForest London.

      Location
      Old East Village, Boyle Community Centre, 530 Charlotte St., London, ON
      Link
      reforestlondon.ca
      Email
      volunteer@reforestlondon.ca
      Phone
      519-936-9548 x 221
    • Community Tree Planting - Niagara Falls

      September 29

      Volunteers will be planting over 50 trees in support of the surrounding storm management pond with the local community.

      Location
      Warren Woods Trail
      Link
      www.niagarafalls.ca
      Email
      jguarasci@niagarafalls.ca
      Phone
      905-356-7521
    • North Hill Park Tree Planting

      October 14

      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

      Location
      Caledon Centre 14111 Hwy 50 Bolton, ON L7E 2V2
      Link
      boltonhort.info
      Email
      rich.hunt@sympatico.ca
      Phone
      9058573228
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