Trees for Halton Hills

Volunteering

There are many reasons why someone might choose to volunteer to plant trees. Here are a few:

1. Environmental benefits: Trees play a crucial role in mitigating climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and by releasing oxygen. They can also help to improve air and water quality, prevent soil erosion, and provide habitat for wildlife.

2. Social benefits: Planting trees can bring people together and create a sense of community. It can also provide opportunities for people to learn new skills and gain experience in environmental conservation.

3. Personal benefits: Volunteering to plant trees can be a rewarding experience, both physically and mentally. It can be a great way to get outside, connect with nature, and feel a sense of accomplishment.

Overall, planting trees is an important activity that can have a positive impact on the environment, and can provide many benefits for individuals and communities.

There are few things in life more satisfying, rewarding, enriching, fulfilling, and fun than volunteering for a worthwhile cause. Trees for Halton Hills is such a cause. We are committed to planting 65,000 trees in Halton Hills. That is one for every resident! Our volunteers have happily planned, prepared, and planted thousands of native trees and shrubs.

You can volunteer with us, whether at planting events or as part of the organizing committee. 

    • Tree Planters

    • Planting Coach

    • Event Set-Up

    • Event Tear-Down

    • Education-Outreach

    • Tree Maintenance (weeding, mulching, watering)

    • Adopt a tree
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Overview for Volunteers

    1. Never leave your shovel facing upwards on the ground while planting your tree. It would be best to put the shovel in the ground standing up so everyone can see it. If this isn’t possible, lay your shovel on the ground facing downwards

    2. Be careful handling the roots of the specimen when taking it out of the pot before planting. Gently uncurl the roots if the specimen is rootbound (roots are curling around the pot). This will help the specimen grow outward and downwards into the earth.

    3. Always plant the specimen at a depth that the main root joint is level to the ground around the specimen will be planted at. Do not bury this root joint.

    4. Add at least 2-3 buckets worth of mulch per planting. Create a donut shape around the specimen so the water runs in towards the tree and roots. The mulch will hold water for later. Never create a volcano shape around a specimen as this will rot the specimen.

    5. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Pants should be tucked into socks to avoid insects from crawling into your clothes and onto your skin. After planting, always check your body for insects and remove them if found. 
TREES FOR HALTON HILLS

Halton Hills, Ontario
treesforhaltonhills@gmail.com