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2017 registration now open for Tree For Me free trees program

Free trees are available from Tree For Me

Free trees are available from Tree For Me

Launched in spring 2016, Tree For Me can give free trees to property owners or anyone who has permission to plant a tree on private land in Toronto.

Part of the Every Tree Counts campaign, a collective movement to reach 40% tree cover in Toronto. Tree For Me aims to increase canopy in Toronto’s least treed neighbourhoods.

Tree for Me isn’t a simple tree giveaway. Program reps work to ensure that participants receive knowledge on proper tree planting and care and are matched with a native tree species that is best suited to their desired planting space.

To that end, each spring and fall, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation partners with local groups and individuals who host Tree for Me events throughout the city.

At a Tree for Me event, participants take part in a workshop on proper tree planting and care, and then take home a free native tree —grown with local Toronto seed stock— to plant on their property and they go receive handy reference materials.

All trees in the Tree For Me program are sourced from native local seed stock.​ Trees come in one gallon buckets and weigh less than 5 lbs (2.3 kg) and will be from 2 to 5 feet (61-152cm) tall. Trees will fit in a car, grocery cart or on the TTC.

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