Tree Projects

We make it easy for Torontonians to get involved in tree planting.

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Toronto’s urban forest is made up of every single tree and shrub that lives in our city, including those in our ravines, in our parks, on our streets, and in our yards. The urban forest provides many tangible benefits and environmental services – energy conservation, soil protection, wildlife habitat, storm water management, filtration of water and air, and storage of carbon. It also provides us with a sense of well-being and enjoyment.

Sadly, our urban forest is under threat from invasive species, the pressures of climate change, and urban growth. Moreover, Toronto’s trees are not distributed evenly, meaning some folks have lots of trees nearby while other folks don’t, and many trees are reaching the end of their lifespan. We need your help to sustain a healthy, thriving, and expansive urban forest for everyone to enjoy.

Luckily, there is a collective movement in Toronto to grow our urban forest and its canopy cover through increased tree planting efforts. It’s called Every Tree Counts. While the City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry Department plants over 100,000 trees annually on public land, the greatest potential for additional tree planting in Toronto exists on private land. This means that all of us, as individuals, communities, businesses, and institutions, have a big role to play in growing and caring for our city’s trees.

At Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, we believe everyone should have access to trees and the many benefits they provide. That’s why we’ve partnered with the City of Toronto to offer the Every Tree Counts Granting Program. Each year, with funding from the City of Toronto, the Foundation is able to offer grants to stimulate and sustain community engagement in support of the City’s Every Tree Counts tree planting and stewardship movement.

The result is more trees in our yards, more trees in our communities, and more trees in our city.

To read more about the City of Toronto’s Every Tree Counts tree planting efforts, see the Every Tree Counts: A Portrait of Toronto’s Urban Forest report.

Mapping Our Trees

There’s a tree planting movement happening across Toronto! Check out how community members like you are growing our city’s urban forest. This map shows the number of trees distributed through our granting streams.

Total Trees20272

Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 12, 2018

Trees planted: 129

Glen Park Public School – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 8, 2018

Trees planted: 92

Glen Ravine Jr. Public School – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: June 7, 2018

Trees planted: 124

Friends of Oakridge Park – Spring 2017 Tree For Me

Date: April 22, 2017

Trees planted: 135

Go Green Youth Centre – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 12, 2018

Trees planted: 107

Green13 – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 5, 2018

Trees planted: 150

Greenest City – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: June 2, 2018

Trees planted: 73

Jamaican Canadian Association – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 6, 2018

Trees planted: 51

Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 4, 2019

Trees planted: 80

Bayview Village Association – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: June 8, 2019

Trees planted: 289

Black Creek Community Farm – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: April 27, 2019

Trees planted: 295

CultureLink Settlement and Community Services – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 4, 2019

Trees planted: 67

Dallington Public School – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 24, 2019

Trees planted: 136

École secondaire catholique Monseigneur-de-Charbonnel – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 25, 2019

Trees planted: 118

FoodShare Toronto – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 23, 2019

Trees planted: 381

Friends of Allan Gardens – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: June 15, 2019

Trees planted: 134

Glen Ravine Junior Public School – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: June 5, 2019

Trees planted: 160

Go Green Youth Centre – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: April 28, 2019

Trees planted: 154

Green13 – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 11, 2019

Trees planted: 204

LAMP Community Health Centre – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 5, 2018

Trees planted: 129

Harbord Village Residents’ Association – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: June 2, 2019

Trees planted: 105

Leslieville Junior Public School – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 16, 2018

Trees planted: 227

Long Branch Neighbourhood Association – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 26, 2018

Trees planted: 275

Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 3, 2019

Trees planted: 85

P.O.I.N.T. INC – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 17, 2018

Trees planted: 74

LAMP Community Health Centre – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 11, 2019

Trees planted: 289

Rexdale Community Health Centre – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: June 1, 2018

Trees planted: 61

Long Branch Neighbourhood Association – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 25, 2019

Trees planted: 441

Romero House/Wanda Street Party – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: June 9, 2018

Trees planted: 57

Not Far From the Tree – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: June 1, 2019

Trees planted: 192

Unison Health and Community Services – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 30, 2018

Trees planted: 147

Saint John Vianney Community Garden Club – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: June 14, 2019

Trees planted: 50

Agincourt Community Services Association – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: September 19, 2018

Trees planted: 62

Shoresh Jewish Environmental Programs – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: April 28, 2019

Trees planted: 188

Danforth East Community Association – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: September 27, 2018

Trees planted: 158

South Eglinton Ratepayers’ & Residents’ Association – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 28, 2019

Trees planted: 132

Black Creek Community Farm – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: September 30, 2018

Trees planted: 121

PACT Urban Peace Program – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: May 30, 2019

Trees planted: 64

Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: October 10, 2018

Trees planted: 70

Tredway Woodsworth Public School – Spring 2019 Tree For Me

Date: June 6, 2019

Trees planted: 98

South Eglinton Ratepayers and Residents Association – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: October 13, 2018

Trees planted: 43

2019 Tree For Me Deliveries

Date: June 30, 2019

Trees planted: 89

Mimico Residents Association – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: October 14, 2018

Trees planted: 184

Agincourt Community Services Association – Community Grant Summary

Date: March 30, 2019

Trees planted: 67

Noor Cultural Centre – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: October 14, 2018

Trees planted: 55

FoodShare – Community Grant Summary

Date: March 30, 2019

Trees planted: 159

Food Share Toronto – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: October 16, 2018

Trees planted: 131

Green Thumbs Growing Kids – Community Grant Summary

Date: March 30, 2019

Trees planted: 1484

The PACT Urban Peace Program – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: October 18, 2018

Trees planted: 112

Highway of Heroes – Community Grant Summary

Date: March 30, 2019

Trees planted: 7801

Beaches Triangle Residents Association – Spring 2017 Tree For Me

Date: May 7, 2017

Trees planted: 69

Friends of Allan Gardens Leftover Giveaway – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: October 27, 2018

Trees planted: 127

Glen Ravine Junior Public School – Spring 2017 Tree For Me

Date: May 10, 2017

Trees planted: 92

Long Branch Neighbourhood Association – Fall 2018 Tree For Me

Date: October 27, 2018

Trees planted: 229

Park People and LEAF – Community Grant Summary

Date: March 30, 2019

Trees planted: 684

Rockcliffe-Smythe Community Association – Spring 2017 Tree For Me

Date: May 13, 2017

Trees planted: 204

2018 Tree For Me Deliveries

Date: October 31, 2018

Trees planted: 23

Regal Heights Residents Association – Spring 2017 Tree For Me

Date: May 14, 2017

Trees planted: 61

2016 Spring Tree For Me

Date: May 15, 2016

Trees planted: 109

Voice Integrative School – Spring 2017 Tree For Me

Date: May 26, 2017

Trees planted: 41

2016 Fall Tree For Me

Date: October 16, 2016

Trees planted: 253

Agincourt Community Services Association – Spring 2017 Tree For Me

Date: May 27, 2017

Trees planted: 72

Bayview Village Residents Association – Spring 2017 Tree For Me

Date: May 27, 2017

Trees planted: 180

South Eglington Ratepayers and Residents Association – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: October 3, 2017

Trees planted: 97

Regal Heights Residents Association – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: October 14, 2017

Trees planted: 61

Danforth Gardens Residents Association – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: October 14, 2017

Trees planted: 131

2017 Tree For Me

Date: May 31, 2017

Trees planted: 60

Noor Cultural Centre – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: October 10, 2017

Trees planted: 94

Delta Family Resource Centre – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: October 26, 2017

Trees planted: 150

Hunters Glen Junior Public School – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: November 2, 2017

Trees planted: 138

Auntie Amal Centre – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: October 28, 2017

Trees planted: 36

Arab Community Centre of Toronto – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: November 4, 2017

Trees planted: 117

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: November 19, 2017

Trees planted: 38

Green 13 Environmental Group – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: November 18, 2017

Trees planted: 129

Holistic Sustainable Development Network – Fall 2017 Tree For Me

Date: November 19, 2017

Trees planted: 86

Agincourt Community Services Association – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 26, 2018

Trees planted: 94

Allan Gardens Tree Giveaway – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: June 16, 2018

Trees planted: 76

Bayview Village Residents Association – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: June 2, 2018

Trees planted: 233

Black Creek Community Farm – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 12, 2018

Trees planted: 171

Canadian South Asian Growth & Support Services – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 19, 2018

Trees planted: 60

CultureLink – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 27, 2018

Trees planted: 74

Dallington Pollinators Community Garden- Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: May 2, 2018

Trees planted: 144

Friends of Cedarvale – Spring 2018 Tree For Me

Date: April 21, 2018

Trees planted: 110

Tree For Me Giveaways

Tree For Me is a community-powered initiative that makes it easy for Toronto residents to get no-cost native trees for their homes. Tree matching and giveaway events are held across the city where residents can learn to plant and care for trees and receive a free tree to plant at home. With funding from the City of Toronto, Tree For Me events are made possible by dedicated grants that support the City of Toronto’s broader tree planting and stewardship efforts. Tree For Me helps put more trees in our yards, more trees in our communities, and more trees in our city.

Tree Planting Grants

Our granting initiatives support private land tree planting in Toronto. These funds stimulate and sustain community engagement in support of the City of Toronto’s Every Tree Counts tree planting and stewardship movement.

Tree For Me Grants

Grants up to $2000 support community-based tree matching and giveaway events.
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Community Grants

Grants starting at $10,000 support community-focused tree planting and stewardship projects.
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Our Living Impact

20,000+

Trees and Shrubs Distributed

$1 M+

Grants Awarded

4500+

Volunteer Hours

87%

Tree Survival Rate