A local community-powered tree planting program is back.
The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation’s Tree For Me makes it easy for residents to get free native trees for their yards.
“Through facilitated grants provided by Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, events are held across the city in support of the Every Tree Counts movement, a partnership between Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and the City of Toronto to reach 40% tree cover in Toronto,” states a release by organizers. “Tree For Me events help put more trees in our yards, more trees in our communities, and more trees in our city.”
Besides getting the free tree, the Foundation will also be teaching the new arbour-parents skills to plant and care for the tree.
To start, residents need to take a short tree matching quiz on their website to make sure you get the right tree for the right location in your yard. Community events will also be held starting in April.
And for those living in an apartment building, the Foundation invites residents to participate in Tree For Me by caring for a seedling.
Get green, Toronto!