Matt Forsythe,

Every Tree Counts

Tree for Me


Registration for Spring 2017 is now closed. 

Thank you to all of the grantees, volunteers and participants who helped to make Tree For Me a resounding success! We are please to announce that 912 trees found homes this spring. 


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Read the Latest Spring 2017 Tree For Me Announcement


What is Tree For Me? 

Launched in spring 2016, Tree For Me is a granting program for community and charitable organizations to engage property owners or anyone who has permission to plant a tree on private land in Toronto. The program is part of the Every Tree Counts campaign, a collective movement to reach 40% tree cover in Toronto. Tree For Me aims to increase canopy in Toronto’s least treed neighbourhoods.

Each spring and fall, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation provides funding for local organizations to host a Tree for Me event in their community. At a Tree for Me event, participants take part in a brief workshop on proper tree planting and care, and then take home a free native tree to plant on their property.

Tree for Me isn’t a simple tree giveaway, we work to ensure that participants receive knowledge on proper tree planting and care, are matched with a native tree species that is best suited to their desired planting space, and they go home with handy reference materials.

About Your Tree

  • All trees in the Tree For Me program are sourced from native local seed stock.
  • Trees come in one gallon buckets and 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 cart or on the TTC!
  • The following tree and shrub species will be available for our Spring 2017 events:
​Acer 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)

Here is our handy one-page tree planting and care sheet that provides​ simple tips for planting, site preparation, mulching, and watering:

Tree Planting and Care Info Sheet

Choosing the Right Tree for Your Property


When choosing a species, we recommend basic research to understand the needs of your new tree and its characteristics at maturity. Some trees need less care than others and some will grow to be very large while others will be rather short.

When choosing where to plant your tree, please consider sunlight, soil type and drainage, as well as proximity to overhead wires, building foundations and other mature trees.

Click for species information matrix

2017 Spring Tree For Me Recap

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Community Host

Tree Tally

April 22nd


Oakridge Park

Friends of Oakridge Park


May 7th


Jeff Sloan Park

Beaches Triangle Residents Association


May 10th


Glen Ravine Jr. Public School

Ms. Sawh’s Grade 4|5 Class


May 13th


Jane Park Plaza

Rockcliffe-Smythe Community Association


May 14th


99 Springmount Ave

Regal Heights Residents Association


May 26th


50 Gristmill Ln, Distillery District

Voice Integrative School


May 27th


Chester Le Community Corner

Agincourt Community Services Association


May 27th


Forest Grove United Church

Bayview Village Residents Association



Delivery and Planting Available for Residents with Limited Mobility

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

Deadline to apply for spring 2017 is April 25th.  
Deliveries will take place April 29th. Rain date: May 7th. 

Make your tree count by adding your tree to Toronto's tree counter

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Interested in Hosting Tree For Me in Your Community?

Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation spring 2017 Community Tree For Me Grant opportunity is now closed. Please check back or email to stay informed of future opportunities.  
Our Tree For Me grants provide funding, tree seedlings and hands-on support from staff to eligible groups and individuals so that they can organize and host a Tree For Me event in their neighbourhood.