Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie

Community Tree Planting Day

Mark your calendar and be part of this meaningful event. Every tree planted is a step towards a brighter, greener future!
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Community Tree Planting Day

Saturday, October 28, 2023 / 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / Old Fort Erie

Join us at Old Fort Erie for a day of environmental stewardship and community unity with Niagara Parks’ Community Tree Planting Day!

This free, family-friendly event promises a memorable day of camaraderie and conservation while offering a unique opportunity to directly support a local reforestation project. We’ll provide the trees, tools and guidance; all you need to bring is your enthusiasm!

Community Tree Planting Day is made possible thanks to the generous donations received through the Niagara Parks Foundation and the Toonies for Trees program. The event directly supports Niagara Parks’ goal of planting 5,000 trees annually to achieve 35% canopy cover by 2028.

Join us in nurturing the beauty of Niagara and ensuring a healthier planet for generations to come. Every tree planted is a step towards a brighter, greener future!

The Community Tree Planting Day for 2023 is now fully booked.

Things to know about the event

  • Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather as Community Tree Planting Day will be held rain or shine.
  • Niagara Parks will supply trees, mulch, technical support, extra shovels, gloves and snacks, but participants are welcome to bring their own!
  • Coffee, water and cookies will be provided.
  • Registration is required for this free, family-friendly event. Space is limited.
Woman planting a tree
Trees at the Niagara Glen

Working toward a greener, cleaner future

Community Tree Planting Day supports Niagara Parks’ 10-year Urban Forestry Management Strategy that sets several research-based goals and strategies which aim to:

  • Create a healthier and more resilient urban forest that supports wildlife and recreational opportunities;
  • reduce pollution;
  • provide a beautiful landscape; and
  • mitigate the impacts of flooding, erosion and climate change.

As part of the Urban Forestry Management Strategy, Niagara Parks will plant 5,000 trees each year to achieve 35% canopy cover by 2028.

Nature and Gardens at Niagara Parks

With 56 kilometres of preserved parkland along the Niagara River, there’s an abundance of opportunities to reconnect with nature at Niagara Parks. Explore endless hiking trails, learn about the exciting sport of bouldering, discover hundreds of bird species along the Niagara Parkway, or take an unforgettable ride along the paved Niagara Recreational Trail.

A couple hiking across the Niagara Glen