Every Tree Counts is a partnership between Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and the City of Toronto to reach 40% urban tree cover in our city through tree planting and tree care initiatives.
Most opportunities for new tree planting exist on private land. This means that homeowners, businesses, and institutions have an important role to play in growing and caring for our urban forest. With the City of Toronto’s support, the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation developed new funding opportunities to stimulate community engagement in tree planting efforts and encourage capacity-building within diverse and multisector organizations. The result is more trees in our yards, more trees in our communities, and more trees in our city.
Tree For Me facilitated grants support inclusive, community-powered events that make it easy for Toronto residents to access no-cost native trees for their properties. The Foundation provides eligible community organizations with grants up to $2000, along with trees and event planning resources to host local tree-matching and giveaway events. Corresponding tree care workshops equip residents to be knowledgeable and successful tree planters.
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Making Trees Count grants support large- scale, self-directed tree planting projects that emphasize collaborative partnerships and inclusive community engagement. Eligible organizations are encouraged to imagine tree planting and tree care projects which will have a sustainable and meaningful impact for residents across the City.
These grants provide key resources to communities across Toronto and help to expand the urban tree cover by removing barriers to accessing trees.
To learn more about how you can help build a greener Toronto, visit www.everytreecounts.ca