Tree for Me, Toronto's community-powered backyard tree planting initiative, makes it easy for Toronto residents to get no-cost native trees for their properties. With funding support of up to $2000, charitable organizations and qualified donees can host Tree For Me events to help residents in diverse communities across Toronto have greater access to trees and the many benefits they provide.
Tree For Me also offers much more than funding alone. It's a great opportunity for organizations to:
grow their membership and volunteer-base
spark new conversations in their communities
create awareness around their other programs and initiatives
begin building sustainable stewardship practices from the ground up
Tree For Me can be adapted to suit the needs of almost any organization with resources and support from Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation. Tree For Me events support the Every Tree Counts campaign, a partnership between Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and the City of Toronto to reach 40% tree canopy cover in Toronto. Tree For Me events help put more trees in our yards, more trees in our communities, and more trees in our city.
If you're interested in applying for funding to host a Tree For Me event in your community, please see our Grant Overview or consider registering for one of our free info sessions, where you'll learn more about how to bring a Tree For Me to your neighbourhood.
You can apply for your Spring 2018 Tree For Me Facilitated Grant at www.treeforme.ca/grants. Applications are due Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5pm.
Interested in planting a tree in your yard? Stay tuned to find out which neighbourhoods are hosting Tree For Me events so you can collect your no-charge tree this spring! Find out more at www.treeforme.ca/plant