Tree For Me matches residents of Toronto with a free, native tree that they can pick up at a neighbourhood Tree For Me event. Tree For Me is a granting program for community and charitable groups who would like aid in the goal of increasing Toronto’s tree canopy to 40% by 2050.
Each spring and fall, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation provides community and charitabel organizations with grants to support their environmental efforts by bringing Tree For Me events to Toronto neighbourhoods. The program provides a free, native tree to homeowners and tenants who have permission to plant a tree on private land.
Are you a member of a charity and interested in bringing Tree For Me to your neighbourhood? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Toronto’s trees are estimated to reduce energy costs by $9.7 million annually.
Know where you would like to plant a tree but don't know which tree to choose? Take our simple tree matching quiz and find out!
Toronto‘s urban forest is a vital asset with an estimated replacement value of $7 billion.
April 22, 2017
Tree tally: 150
May 7th, 2017
Tree tally: 75
May 10th, 2017
Tree tally: 92
May 13th, 2017
Tree tally: 204
May 14th, 2017
Tree tally: 61
May 26th, 2pm-4pm
VIS outdoor play area, 50 Gristmill Ln
Registration is now closed.
May 27th, 11am-1pm
Chester Le Community Corner, 201 Chester Le BlvdRegistration is now closed. A limited number of trees will be available for walk-ups.
May 27th, 10am-1pm
Forest Grove United Church, 43 Forest Grove Dr.Registration is now closed. A limited number of trees will be available for walk-ups.
TPTF has partnered with TreeMobile to ensure that ALL Toronto residents can have access to a tree. If you are unable to plant a tree due to limited physical mobility, TreeMobile and their team of volunteers will deliver and help plant your tree. Next round of deliveries will take place in October. To learn more, please contact email@example.com
We are no longer taking delivery requests for spring 2017.
Contact with nature has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Toronto’s urban forest stores 1.1 million metric tonnes of carbon.
Renters can receive a tree and plant it with the permission of the landlord.
The workshop lasts approximately 20-30 minutes but we suggest giving yourself a full hour to attend the event.
Yes; we provide participants with a free tree in exchange for their time to learn how to plant and care for their new tree.
Our seedlings are small enough to put in the back seat of your car, in your grocery trolley, or carry with you on TTC. Your tree will be approximately 1-5 feet in height and planted in a 1-2 gallon bucket, weighing roughly 2-5 lbs. People who are unable to plant a tree due to limited physical mobility can request that their tree be delivered. To request delivery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-465-7555 by April 25th.
Tree For Me is designed to remove barriers that may otherwise prevent residents from accessing a tree to plant in their yard. By providing trees for free, in exchange for your time to learn how to properly plant and care for the tree, you are supporting Toronto’s Every Tree Counts campaign. We believe that your time and effort qualifies you to receive a free tree.
The trees from Tree For Me are native to Toronto's seed zone. Our trees are best suited to grow in Toronto's urban environment, giving them the best chance for long-term growth.
Yes, as long as the at person picking up your tree is willing to take part in the workshop and will be one of the people planting the tree.
Email email@example.com or call 416-465-7555 with your name, event and changes that need to be made.
Yes! You are required to call Hydro One before you dig a hole on your property. Please contact 1-800-400-2255 or submit an e-ticket www.on1call.com
At the moment our program provides trees to City of Toronto residents with the goal of increasing Toronto’s tree canopy cover.
You will! With the knowledge you gain at the Tree for Me workshop and information that you will receive via email, you will have the skills to take care of your new tree.
Our friends at Baker Forestry Services provide us with seedlings grown from seeds collected within Toronto’s seed zone.
Of the total tree population of Toronto: 6% are street trees, 34% are in parks and 60% are on private property – therefore, private property owners control a majority of the existing and potential tree canopy.
Your support will help us bring more trees to more residents.Make a donation.
Learn more about corporate sponsorships by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 416-465-7555.
We have volunteer opportunities throughout the year.Submit your application
Want to bring Tree For Me to your neighbourhood?
Email email@example.com to find out how you can start a tree-planting initiative in your community.
To meet the tree canopy target of 40%, 300,000 trees must be planted in Toronto each year. Current estimates show only half this target is being met.