Come plant trees with Trees for Guelph

GUELPH – Trees for Guelph has planned three tree planting events this fall.

And Bill Gaines, a retired forester and arborist, will be demonstrating planting techniques continuously throughout the planting sessions.

So come for as little or as long as you can. And learn all the techniques to plant for high survival rates.

Community planting

– Sept. 30 – Norm Jary Park;

– Oct.14 – Grange Park Natural Area; and

– Oct. 21 – Kortright Hills Natural Area.

All plantings start at 9:30am and run until 12:30pm.

See the webpage for maps to the planting locations.

Everyone is welcome.

Drop by for as long as you can. Plant one tree or plant for all three hours.

Register on site on the day at the welcome table. They plant rain or shine or (hopefully not) snow.

You may bring your favourite planting shovel but if you don’t have gear, don’t worry. Shovels and buckets will be provided.

But do wear gardening gloves, sturdy footwear and layers of clothing that are comfortable to work and have fun in.

“We also recommend a hat, pants, long sleeves and high socks to protect from biting insects and too much sun,” organizers say.

Also bring your own refillable water bottle. There will be a portable washroom at all the sites.

High school volunteer hours

Are you a high school student wanting volunteer hours? Bring your log sheet so we can record your efforts.

Take Root initiative

The 2023 Spring Take Root residential planting initiative exceeded all expectations, organizers say.

There are opportunities for community and youth groups wanting to engage in promoting the Fall 2023 and the 2024 Take Root program. Contact for more information about how your group can get involved.

For all the details on the program, visit

Many hands make light work

Trees for Guelph would like to thank its partners and financial supporters:

– City of Guelph;

– The Modern Bride;

– Johnson & Johnson;

– Copernicus Education Products;

– TD Friends of the Environment;

– Royal City Brewing;

-Rotary Club of Guelph and Guelph South;

– Pollination Guelph;


– Guelph Building Supply;

– Rona;

– Stantec;

-Grand River Conservation Authority;

– Waldorf School;

– Rockway Mennonite Collegiate;

– Upper Grand District School Board;

-Wellington Catholic District School Board; and

– the many people who come plant with us.