Connect with tree planting resources in your local community and across Ontario.
- Planting Delivery Agent
Resource to help members of the community get involved in Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge! Whether it’s planting their own trees or participating in an organized planting event, there are many ways for Ontarians to get involved. Download our Community Toolkit today!
Planting Double: Twelve-Year-Old Twin Sisters Pledge to Help Forests Ontario Plant Three Million Trees
Lauren and Kaitlin Grierson aren’t your average middle school girls. While you might expect to find the twelve-year-olds cheering on their favorite pop stars or enraptured by the latest smartphone game, you’d be more likely to find these sisters deep in one of Ontario’s forests.
You see, the Grierson twins have a very grown-up goal in mind: Helping Forests Ontario plant three million trees across the province for Ontario’s
Green Leaf Challenge.
Donate to plant a tree
Don’t have anywhere to plant? Consider making a donation to Forests Ontario to support tree planting efforts across the province. For every $4, we will plant one tree!
Organize your own event
Consider hosting your own tree planting event!
Things to consider when organizing your own event:
- Where will you plant trees? Work with your local municipality, schools, conservation authorities, or community members to determine the appropriate place to hold a tree planting event.
- When to plant? Trees can be planted from spring through fall, but planting in the summer can be tough for a tree because of the heat and lack of moisture.
- How will you fund your event? Lots of opportunities exist to help fund your tree planting event. Look for support from community foundations, non-profit organizations, grants available online, conservation areas, municipalities or local businesses. You could also look for in-kind possibilities through the donation of plant materials, mulch, soil or tools.
- Who will you invite? Local MPP, Community members, local businesses, school groups, religious groups, or anyone interested in helping to plant the trees.
Share your success! Make sure you share your community planting stories by tagging #GreenLeafChallenge and help to add to Ontario’s forests!
Join a community event
Look for events taking place in your community either through community calendars, by contacting your local Conservation Authority, or getting in touch with local community groups holding tree planting events.