Help Plant 1 Million Trees in London
Join the challenge today! Our first goal: One Tree for Every Londoner in Three Years. Be part of this exciting legacy! more
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Small OrganizationsWoodland Cemetery, Mausoleum
Medium OrganizationsRembrandt Homes
Large OrganizationsScouts Canada, Scoutrees
Planting OrganizationsVeterans Memorial Parkway Community Program
Community GroupsVerde Anáhuac
Top Planters of 2013
Small OrganizationsCLC Tree Services Ltd.
Medium OrganizationsAMJ Campbell Van Lines
Large OrganizationsForest City Road Races
Planting OrganizationsReForest London
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About the Benefits Calculator
The Tree Benefits Calculator is a promotional tool based on information from the "Tree Guidelines for San Joaquin Valley Communities" by McPherson, Simpson, Peper, and Xiao, U.S. Forest Service, Center for Urban Forest Research, March 1999 and the Sacramento Tree Foundation. The calculator assumes an average mix of small, medium, and large trees in the Sacramento region, as well as an average mix of public and private trees.
National Tree Benefits Calculator
For a more precise calculation of an individual tree's benefits based on species and location, visit the National Tree Benefits Calculator.
See the environmental benefits trees can have over time (learn more)
Enter the number of trees you would like to calculate:
Move the slider to see how the benefits increase as the trees age:
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Energy Savings (learn more)
Trees help us save energy by
- Shading our homes, helping us conserve our energy use for air conditioning in summer months.
- Releasing water vapor into the air, which makes our air cooler.
- Sheltering our homes from cold northerly winds, helping us conserve heat in winter months.
Properly planted shade trees can reduce summer cooling costs by 30%
Cleaner Air (learn more)
Trees clean our air by
- Pulling pollutants, like ozone and nitrogen oxides, directly from the air.
- Capturing harmful particulate matter, like dust, ash, pollen, and smoke, on leaf surfaces.
- Providing clean oxygen for us to breath.
One large tree provides enough oxygen for four people to breath.
Carbon Dioxide (learn more)
Trees reduce the amount of climate changing carbon dioxide (CO2) by
- Directly storing CO2 in their wood and leaves.
- Sheltering our buildings and reducing the demand for heating and air conditioning, which mean less CO2 in the production of energy.
Over it's lifetime, a single large tree soaks up about 5.5 metric tonnes of carbon. That is about equal to the yearly carbon emission of an average car in the Canada.
Water Quality (learn more)
Trees improve our water quality by
- Capturing rainfall on leaves and branch surfaces, which helps reduce runoff and protects us from flooding.
- Giving water a chance to sink into the ground, recharging our underground water stores.
- Reducing erosion by keeping rain from washing soil away from barren surfaces.
One large tree can capture over 1,800 litres of storm water every year.
About London's Million Tree Challengeour partners
London's Million Tree Challenge calls on Londoners to plant one million trees over the next ten years. To kick this campaign off, we begin with a three-year goal of planting one tree for every Londoner. 2011 is the International Year of the Forest - a fitting year to begin a project that will benefit our city for generations.
London's legacy to the future can be found in our identity - The Forest City. London can be, and should be, among the best-treed communities in Canada, but we need to step up our efforts and everyone needs to contribute to create the greenest and healthiest London ever.
London's Million Tree Challenge is an initiative of ReForest London and the City of London as the founding partners. We seek additional partners to pledge to plant trees and to promote tree planting and care within their organizations. Each partner can develop programs that fit their own organization's culture and interests. Become a partner and join the challenge today!
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Thank you to our partners of the Million Tree Challenge
Together, with the support of our partners, we are contributing to the Million Tree Challenge to create the greenest and healthiest London ever.
I Need a TreeSuggest a Location Sponsor a tree! Useful information about planting trees
What kind of tree should I plant?
We recommend planting native species. ReForest London's list of native trees and shrubs will give you a list of trees native to Southwestern Ontario.
It is very important to plant the right tree in the right place. This online tool can help you choose the right tree for your space.
How do I plant a tree?
Follow these simple instructions to plant a tree in your yard.
How do I take care of my new tree?
Follow these simple instructions to care for your new tree.
I want to plan a larger project for my neighbourhood or school. Who can help?
Where can I buy trees in the London area?
Here is a list of area nurseries and landscapers. The Million Tree Challenge provides this list for your information and does not endorse any of these companies.
Support the Million Tree Challenge by sponsoring a tree or tree planting project in the Forest City.
Some Reasons for Sponsoring a Tree
- I want to support the Million Tree Challenge.
- I've planted my tree and want to help others.
- I am unable to plant my tree so I want mine planted by someone else.
- I live in an apartment, condo or rent and am unable to plant trees at my residence.
- I want to help support environmental groups to plant trees in the city.
Sponsor a tree or many trees by making a donation to ReForest London, a non-profit charitable organization, and join the challenge! Donors will receive a charitable tax receipt.