The "Root for Trees" initiative was launched in 2013 and has increased tree planting on City property through partnerships with corporations, individual residents, and community groups.
2014 Achievements include:
- The engagement of 85 community groups and corporations during 126 tree planting events.
- In the 2014 season, 43,519 trees and shrubs and 4,766 wildflowers were planted by 3,851 volunteers.
- Over $131,000 was brought in through corporate sponsorship, donations, in-kind contributions and grants to support tree planting events.
For more information on the Root for Trees program please visit www.rootfortrees.ca