Earth Day Community Tree Planting
Essex Region Conservation is inviting everyone to join us on Sunday, April 24, 2022 between 10am and 2pm to help plant more than 2,300 native trees in the City of Windsor. Trees generously supported by Enwin Utilities, Tree Canada and the LCBO, and CUPE 543.
This year, pre-registration is required for Green Teams (15 or more) and individuals attending the event. There are three planting shifts to choose from including 10am to 11am, 11:30am to 12:30pm and 1pm to 2pm. You can expect to plant three to five trees per individual at this year’s celebration. Green Teams will be recognized with a team photograph at the start of their shift.
Please note, because registration is limited please be sure you are ONLY registering for the number of participants that you guarantee will attend for your Green Teams and individuals ticket requests. Event will take place rain or shine, and will be delayed because of severe weather only. Safety precautions such as masking are encouraged.
Event happens at the green space south of Wyandotte Street east between Florence & Martinique in Windsor. See map below.
Parking is available at the following parking lots and use the Ganatchio Trail system to arrive at the Earth Day site. Riverside Kiwanis Park/Pump Track parking lot, McHugh Park parking lot and various public parking lots along Riverside Drive east.
FAQs and Planting Day Considerations
What can I bring to the event?
- All volunteers will be required to follow provincial Covid-19 guidelines.
- Please bring a reusable water bottle with you to the planting event.
- It may be helpful to bring a towel, an extra pair of socks to change into after planting and some clean shoes for the car ride home.
- While we have shovels to share, we highly recommend bringing your own to this free event to ensure enough equipment for everyone.
- Volunteer paperwork
What can I wear to the event?
- The planting shift will take place rain or shine.
- Dress for the weather. April can bring a wide range of wet to dry weather conditions.
- We recommend dressing in layers, bring extra socks, a towel, rain pants and jacket, hat etc. See infographic below.
- Wear sturdy footwear such as hiking or rubber boots that is comfortable. This location will be extremely muddy with rough terrain. We do not recommend wearing running shoes.
- We encourage Green Teams to wear their uniforms!
When will I be notified if the planting shift is cancelled?
You will be notified the morning of the shift if the planting event is cancelled through the e-mail addressed provided upon registration.
How do I plant a large potted tree and seedling properly?
There are many steps you can take to ensure the long term growth and survival of newly planted trees. Please take a moment to review the tree planting videos on the registration page. How To Crew members will provide a demonstration of how to plant a tree properly at the event for all volunteers as well.
For questions about the event, call Gina at 519-776-5209 ext. 245
Thank you to event supporters