For most city dwellers, local parks and ravines are where they point when you ask "Which way to the urban forest?" Engagement with municipalities ensures these green, "common" spaces are watched over and cared for.
The Million Tree Challenge seeks to inspire Londoners to plant one million trees in ten years to enhance environmental and human health in our Forest City. The first step to this audacious goal is to plant one tree per Londoner (pop. 350,000) in the first three years.
The purpose of ReForest’s Londons aftercare program is to improve the survival of planted trees, and to provide site maintenance that will help permanently establish the new naturalized areas planted by ReForest London volunteers.
As you may know Goderich was struck by a F-3 tornado that destroyed much of the towns infastructure, homes, businesses, historical buildings and many trees. Since that fateful day on August 21st, 2011, our community has rallied and has set to restoring our community to its prior glory and to strive to make it better in the future.
The Goderich Tornado Clean Up Hub, is in reality, not an organization. It is a loosely defined entity of individuals who have used Facebook to coordinate those who wanted to help with those who needed help in the wake of the F3 Tornado that ravaged Goderich and the surrounding community on August 21st, 2011. It is people helping people with the good will of their hearts and the sweat of their brows.
Our mandate is just to connect those with the will and resources to those who are in need of assistance. The objective of our efforts is ever changing and we will be here until we are no longer needed.
We have helped private property owners in many ways. We've cleared debries and downed trees from their properties in the beginning, helped find information for those who need it and could not access it, extended our hearts and homes to those who lost theirs and we have instilled a sense of real community in ours that was bent, but not broken.
The Trinity Bellwoods Park's canopy of shady trees is a big part of its appeal and majesty. The Adopt-A-Tree program was established in 2005 by Friend of the park Jenna Hofbauer to help the survival of succession trees by watering the young saplings and ensuring the continued renewal of the magnificent tree canopy.
Summer youth, ages 7-11, participated in GreenHere's tree workshops, exploring their personal connections to trees, cultural stories and environmental importance to the neighbourhood. Their activities resulted in 5 themes/messages which the Mural Xpress team, a team of emerging young artists, took up and guided the crea
The gift of a tree is a meaningful way to honour someone and will last for generations. Plant a tree in celebration of any occasion, or memory of a loved one. Every tree planted is a living legacy that expresses our hope for the future, and is a unique way to honour someone special.
Planting trees improves environmentally significant areas, provides habitat for wild life, and cleans the air and water for ourselves and future generations.
Stewardship days are events that bring a number of individuals outside to help care for our local trees. We partner with many organizations including community groups, youth groups, our volunteers and Tree Tender Graduates (Tree Tenders is LEAF’s Tree Education program) as well as our own sponsors and financial supporters. Stewardship days are a great opportunity for participants to get their hands dirty and help mulch urban trees, come to the aid of some trees battling invasive species, and of course learn about the importance of the urban forest and stewardship.
The City of Ottawa, Forestry Services has the capacity and willingness to work with community groups to accomplish successful planting projects which would not otherwise be possible. Forestry Services has programs which provide funding and/or plants for a variety of planting projects such as the Tree, Reforestation and Environmental Enhancement (TREE) Program’s Community TREE Planting Grant Program.