Niagara Parks Hosts Community Tree Planting Day at Old Fort Erie

October 18, 2023

Niagara Parks

  • Public invited to join Niagara Parks at Old Fort Erie to plant trees that will replace ash trees that have succumbed to the Emerald Ash Borer
  • Event is hosted and facilitated in partnership with the Niagara Parks Foundation
  • Registration is required, and more information can be found at: niagaraparks.com/treeplantingday 

Fort Erie, ON – Niagara Parks, in partnership with the Niagara Parks Foundation, will host an all-ages community tree planting event on Saturday, October 28, to bring all generations together in pursuit of a greener future.

From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Old Fort Erie will be the site for Niagara Parks’ Community Tree Planting Day, where members of the community are encouraged to participate in a local reforestation project to replace a number of ash trees that have been removed from the area.

This free, family-friendly event offers a unique opportunity for area residents to contribute to Niagara Parks’ annual goal of planting 5,000 trees across its properties to achieve 35% canopy cover by 2028, as a part of its Urban Forestry Management Strategy. Niagara Parks staff will provide the trees, tools and guidance to enable participants to plant their trees.

The Community Tree Planting Day is hosted in collaboration with Forests Ontario and is made possible through donations received through the Niagara Parks Foundation and the Toonies for Trees program. The Toonies for Trees initiative allows members of the public to donate directly to Niagara Parks’ tree planting efforts through the Foundation. The program has raised over $20,000 to date.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie
Parking: Complimentary parking available onsite

Helpful tips: This event will be outdoors and held rain or shine (with the exception of extreme weather). Please remember to dress appropriately. Niagara Parks staff will provide all materials and tools that are required to participate.

Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.