As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, group sizes have been reduced and volunteers must register in advance for a session. Other modifications have been made to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Email for more information.

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Opportunity Details

Join us to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers, and help grow Toronto’s urban forest. As a volunteer you will:

  • Learn more about native trees, shrubs and invasive species
  • Learn how to plant a tree
  • Take part in environmental stewardship activities
  • Meet new people, make new friendships and network within the community
  • Gain experience, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Acquire documented volunteer hours (if requested)


See our calendar of events for dates and locations. To receive updates, join our mailing list.

How to Apply

Register in advance by emailing with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Which event(s) from the calendar you would like to participate in
  3. Number of participants. Some events have limited capacity for groups with 10 or more people

If you’re interested in getting more involved in our events, check out the Tree Planting Captain Program.

Cancellation Policy

An event will be cancelled if there is a greater than 70 per cent chance of thunderstorm or if hazardous weather arises. Check Twitter and Facebook for updates.

Planting Day Tips for Volunteers

  • Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Some event sites can be muddy.
  • Bring water in a reusable container you can take home with you. Help make this a litterless event!
  • Remember to wear sunscreen.
  • Gloves and shovels are provided.
  • Plantings happen rain or shine but not in thunderstorms. Please dress for the weather.

Mailing List

Sign up to receive updates on volunteer tree planting and stewardship opportunities.

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