A person bent down with a shrub being planted in the ground

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to add more green to Orangeville’s growing tree canopy.

Join Sustainable Orangeville and Credit Valley Conservation for the Orangeville Earth Day Tree Planting to help plant trees and shrubs in our natural spaces.

“Planting trees is just one of the many ways we can give back to our community,” said Councillor Tess Prendergast, Chair of Sustainable Orangeville. “When we work together to enhance our green spaces, we bond over our community and create more areas for all of us to get outside and enjoy our beautiful town.” 

Participants in this year’s tree planting event will plant native trees and shrubs along the Mill Creek Trail, just off the entrance on Gooseberry Street.  

Trees play a vital role in helping the fight against climate change by storing carbon dioxide and providing natural cooling and shaded spaces on those hot summer days. By planting more greenery, the beauty of outdoor spaces and habitats for local wildlife are also enhanced.  

The Orangeville Earth Day Tree Planting event will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Planning on attending? Here are some things to remember: 

  • Dress Smart - wear a hat, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long socks your pants can be tucked into. Tree planting is rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
  • Come Prepared – bring a reusable water bottle (refill stations on site), sunscreen and bug spray.
  • Registration is required on or before April 19. If you’re under 18, please bring a signed copy of the CVC event waiver
  • Please note: there are no available washrooms onsite

To register for the Orangeville Earth Day Tree Planting event and for updates, visit orangeville.ca/treeplanting or follow the Town on Facebook and X.