Thank you for all participants to join us green the community. We planted nearly 200 shrubs on the event day!

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A BIG “Thank you! to our Fundraisers:

  • Abigail Cheng
  • Alexander Chan
  • Amy Ho
  • Andrew Lee
  • Avery Cheng
  • Cathy Wu
  • Caydence Wong
  • Cedric Cheng
  • Charles Leung
  • Chris Cheung
  • Edan Lai

  • Elkan Lai
  • Emily Cheng-Choi
  • Enoch Chan
  • Esther Cheng
  • Esther Ho
  • Fiona Lee
  • Fred & Helen Kao
  • Gary Wong
  • Gladys Cheng
  • Helena Tai
  • Holly Ma

  • Isa Lee
  • Issac Lee
  • Rev. Jonathan Chan
  • May Chan
  • Milly Tai
  • Priscilla Lee
  • Sam Chan
  • Tammy Yim
  • Tim Kwok
  • Wilson Lai

Frequently Asked Questions

Tree-planting is an enjoyable and educational event for all ages. This is also a practical way to show our care and concern for our neighbourhood communities and the environment.

We are partnering with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) whose mandate is to safeguard and enhance the well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment. The TRCA will provide the young native trees and shrubs (2 to 3-year-old plants in 1 to 2-gallon pots) and guide us through the process.

Participants will be engaged in the following activities:

  1. Planting native trees and shrubs
  2. Participating in a citizen science activity to collect measurements and data of a percentage of the new plants through TRCA’s Young Tree and Shrub Monitoring and Maintenance Program
  3. Participating in a litter cleanup to remove litter from the site to protect sensitive ecosystems and planting areas
  4. Identifying invasive vegetation

105 Gibson Centre will donate a portion of the proceeds (about 10%) to TRCA to cover the material cost. The remainder (majority portion) of the funds will go towards supporting our Phase 3 Expansion Project.

There are different means of participation:

a) participate in planting trees;

b) donate money; or

c) become a fundraiser and invite your family, and friends to support you.

The donation amount is set at $100 per tree. Tax receipts will be issued.

There will not be any tree marker or plaque. However, a note of acknowledgment will be sent by email to the recipient or family based on request.

No walk in is allowed. All participants must register. For example, if a family of 4 is attending, all names of the family must be registered: Mom, Dad, Name of Child #1, Name of Child #2.

All participants are to wear appropriate clothing and footwear: long pants, long-sleeved shirt, close-toed shoes, or boots (any student wearing sandals or flip flops will not be permitted at the site due to safety reasons). There is prickly vegetation which can cause skin irritations and the best way to prevent this is to wear appropriate clothing. Anyone wearing shorts we ask you to not lean down on the ground due to thistle, nettle, and other prickly vegetation.

Participants should bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, and insect repellant (to assist in repelling ticks) and water bottle (water will be on site for refills).

TRCA will provide the following:

  1. All equipment including but not limited to: shovels, extractagators, loppers, pruners, hand saws, ear plugs (for protection against staff using post pounders), cleanup equipment, etc.
  2. Safety talk upon arrival
  3. Instruction on equipment use
  4. Training on identifying invasive vegetation to be removed from the site
  5. Water and a light snack
  6. First Aid Kit

Please arrange your own transportation. Carpooling is good for the environment.

Yes. Parking is available along Moraine Ridge Drive and Jonah Drive. Participants adhere to all parking protocols (e.g. do not block driveways and make efforts to keep to one side of the street). Since parking spot is limited, carpooling is highly recommended.

Please arrive between 9 – 9:30am and park in the main parking lot next to the interpretive centre. There will be staff and signage in place that day to guide you to the planting area.

Only light snacks will be provided. To be eco-friendly, please bring your own reusable water bottles. The event will finish at noon.

Activity will take place rain or shine. Please bring rain gear.

The planting location is at Saigeon Trail, 37 Moraine Ridge Drive, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 4S8. Access to the planting site is located between #37 and #39 Moraine Ridge Drive.

Tree planting location is at Saigeon Trail, 37 Moraine Ridge Drive, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 4S8.

Click here to see the site location at Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/N45qvr5MHwqTXaeu7

There will be no portable washroom on the site but there is a plaza at Tower Hill and Yonge with a Canadian Tire, and other stores with washroom facilities (an approximate 10-minute walk).

Please arrive by 9 AM.