Keeping the forest in the Forest City takes more than just planting trees alone! Caring for trees during their first few years is essential to the success of a naturalization project. That's why we go back to our planting sites from June to September to help ensure their survival.
Being an Aftercare Assistant Volunteer:
Our Tree Specialists will help you to identify the weeds that need to be removed around the trees, as well as identifying which grasses need to be covered in mulch around the trees so that they can retain moisture.
No experience, training or volunteer registration is required to attend an aftercare event. We'll teach you everything you need to know at the beginning of the event.
Click here for a detailed description of the Tree Aftercare Assistant role.
Here are some tips to help you have a great volunteer experience:
- Be prompt – we’ll teach you everything at the beginning of the event.
- Wear sturdy shoes – no sandals or flip-flops please.
- Wear clothing appropriate to the weather – we care for the trees rain or shine! Long pants are recommended! Don’t forget sunscreen.
- Bring water – we’ll have a jug to refill your reusable bottle.
- Volunteer hours – Secondary students can earn volunteer hours at our events. Don’t forget your forms!
- Getting there – Consider walking, cycling, carpooling, or taking the bus to our events.
- Some of our locations are tricky to find. Please look at our maps and watch for posted white signs directing you to the planting locations.
- Cancellations – We do cancel aftercare due to inclement weather (eg. heat or thunderstorm warnings), so please check day-of on Facebook and our website if you are unsure.
Questions? Contact Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Aftercare Events:
Date Time Location Tuesday June 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
601 Exeter Road
Thursday June 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fox Hollow Ravine North
787 Fanshawe Park Road W
Tuesday June 25, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
42 Algonquin Crescent
Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
270 Ellerslie Road
Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
99 Prince of Wales Gate
Wednesday July 3, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kains Woods SWM
1451 Oxford Street W
Thursday July 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Paul Haggis Park
2875 Bateman Trail
Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
63 Meadowridge Road
Tuesday July 9, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
635 Boler Road
Wednesday July 10, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
601 Exeter Road
Tuesday July 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
298 Exmouth Circle
Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
670 Sovereign Road