Matt Forsythe, mattforsythe.com

Every Tree Counts

Tree For Me

 

 

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Fall 2017 Grants Coming Soon. 

 
See more at www.treeforme.ca
 

Read the Latest Spring 2017 Tree For Me Announcement

What is Tree For Me?

Tree For Me matches residents of Toronto with free native trees to plant on private land as part of the Every Tree Counts campaign, a collective movement to reach 40% tree cover in Toronto. Non-profit and charitable organizations host community-led Tree For Me events where participants take part in a tree planting and care workshop prior to receiving their tree. To ensure the right tree is planted in the right place, interested participants are matched with the right tree for their property with a short questionnaire available online.

 

Tree For Me Grants

Charitable organizations or nonprofits with a charitable partner can apply for grants of $500 and up to $2000 to host Tree For Me in their neighbourhood. Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation supports the granting program by providing grantees with funding, training, planning support and native trees. Grantees do what they do best, connect with their communities to improve their neighbourhoods. Tree For Me Grants can be used to match Toronto residents with free trees through an organized event, a tree delivery program, or to start or enhance a community project.

Who can apply? Grants are geared towards community organizations, educational and faith-based institutions and youth groups with an interest in engaging residents in environmental stewardship activities.  

To learn more, or to request to be notified when grants become available, please email info@tptf.ca

 

The Trees

  • All trees in the Tree For Me program are sourced from native local seed stock.‚Äč

  • Trees come in one and two gallon buckets, weigh less than 5 lbs (2.3 kg) and will be from 2 to 5 feet (61-152cm) tall. Trees will fit in a car, grocery trolly or on the TTC!

  • The following tree and shrub species will be available for our Spring 2017 events:

‚ÄčAcer saccharum (sugar maple)

Acer rubrum (red maple)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Quercus rubra (red oak)

Amelanchier aborea (smooth serviceberry shrub)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

 

Resources

Tree Planting and Care Info Sheet

Click for species information matrix

 

2017 Spring Tree For Me Recap

See more at www.treeforme.ca

TOTAL TREES FOR SPRING 2017: 912!

Date

Time

Location

Community Host

Tree Tally

April 22nd

10am-2pm

Oakridge Park

Friends of Oakridge Park

150

May 7th

11am-2pm

Jeff Sloan Park

Beaches Triangle Residents Association

72

May 10th

2pm-4pm

Glen Ravine Jr. Public School

Ms. Sawh’s Grade 4|5 Class

102

May 13th

10am-1pm

Jane Park Plaza

Rockcliffe-Smythe Community Association

204

May 14th

11am-1pm

99 Springmount Ave

Regal Heights Residents Association

61

May 26th

2pm-4pm

50 Gristmill Ln, Distillery District

Voice Integrative School

41

Delivery and Planting Available for Residents with Limited Mobility

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Residents with limited physical mobility can apply for free delivery and planting services provided by TreeMobile. Space for this service is limited and residents are encouraged to apply early by contacting info@tptf.ca.

Deadline to apply for spring 2017 is April 25th.  

Deliveries will take place April 29th. Rain date: May 7th.

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