Help green your local parks and meet some of your neighbours!

Arborist Adam (centre) with Anne and Dave and their adopted Red Oak

Arborist Adam (centre) with Anne and Dave and their adopted Red Oak

If you love trees, FoRRP has two opportunities that might interest you!

Join our Adopt-a-Tree Program
Ruby Red Horsechestnut, Northern Catalpa, Sweet Gum, and Tulip Tree are just 4 of the 14 new species added to Fred Hamilton and George Ben parks this past May. The diverse species selected will beautify our parks, lead to a healthier urban forest, within just a few years increase the canopy giving us more shade under which to play and rest, and help our environment.  

We would like to thank our 13 caring volunteers (and their families!) who have already adopted 15 of these trees. We have 8 trees still needing some attention though (there are 2 additional trees planted a couple of years ago that could use some help too)! So if you are interested in adopting a tree, please get in touch with us at To see the new trees including those still available for adoption, check out our Google map.

Participate in our Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory
Twelve amazing volunteers have already signed up with FoRRP to participate in tree inventory training and will then embark on a neighbourhood wide inventory (not just parks).  

This tree inventory will inform tree care and new tree plantings in a large portion of Ward 19, centred around the former Garrison Creek. This is part of a larger Urban Forest Management Plan that FoRRP is participating in with our Trinity Bellwoods and Ossington neighbours, as well as University of Toronto Masters of Forest Conservation Program. You may have already noticed some Urban Forestry Interns getting started with the inventory this week. For the full Forest Management Plan, please refer to our Document Library.

Our very own arborist Adam will teach us how to inventory trees using the highly regarded Neighbourwoods system. Training will be held in Fred Hamilton Park on Sunday June 30th. If you would like to be involved, email us at

Our gratitude goes to Dr. Andy Kenney and Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic for allowing us to use their Neighbourwoods training materials.