Trees Please

We had to reschedule our October tree planting and are looking for volunteers to help us plant trees on
Saturday October 23rd, 2021
9:30am - 12:00pm
Windermere Basin (105 Eastport Drive)

If you can help, register here.

Registration is required.

Please bring a shovel and gardening gloves, if you can.

Please wear a mask and keep physical distance from others not part of your household.

Note that like other locations with tall grass / naturalized areas, ticks are present at Windermere Basin.  
For more information on how to protect yourself,
click here.



NOTE: The Urban Forest Strategy final version will be presented to City Council in October 2021.

Important Links from our webinar on February 4th, 2021.

Link to slideshow presentation.

Link to a recording of our webinar.

Link to our Action Sheet.

Link to "The Benefits of Trees" image.

Link to a short video that is an updated version of our "The Benefits of Trees" image.

i-Tree calculations for three different sized White Oaks in the Parkview Neighbourhood.  This image will give you an idea of how much Carbon each tree can sequester, how much air pollution it removes, etc.

Scroll to the bottom to find our reports from previous Trees Please tree inventorying and air quality data collection.

For years, the Hamilton Naturalists' Club has been urging the City to create an Urban Forest Strategy (UFS).  This kind of strategy would help increase and protect our urban forest.  The City started this process in 2018 / 2019 and we are excited that they have released a draft and recently announced an online public engagement session on February 9th.

We want to see a strong, bold strategy that would mean more trees across our City, not just in spots that are easy to plant them.

List of useful resources:

1) Draft of the Urban Forest Strategy (a shorter version)

2) Longer Technical version

3) And page on Engage Hamilton with polls and survey.



Despite the pandemic, Trees Please was able to accomplish our goals for 2020. 
We are so grateful for our volunteers, supporters, funders, partners.

Here are some of the things we did in 2020!


With thanks to the Hamilton Community Foundation we created three videos of common tree issues we have come across while collecting tree data.

Here are the links to our videos.  We hope you enjoy them!

Video about Hackberry Galls

Video about Emerald Ash Borer

Video about Tar Spots found on Maple Trees


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Free Tree Giveaway.  There are now 600+ native trees and shrubs in our City.

We would like to thank Arbor Day Foundation and TD Bank for their support!

In March 2020, this project was one of 20 funded across North America through the Arbor Day Foundation / TD Bank Green Space Grant.

With their support, Hamilton will have 1000 more native trees.



In October 2019, in partnership with the City of Hamilton's Forestry division, we planted 250 native trees at Windermere Basin. 

A big thanks to our volunteers who helped us and to Forestry staff - we can't do it without you!

L-R: Carolyn (Hamilton Naturalist's Club) and Forestry division staff: Craig, John, Dean, Dennis

CHCH covered our tree planting.  Here is a link to their broadcast.  Thanks CHCH!


Trees Please over the course of 2016 - 2018 were in the following neighbourhoods:

2016: Beach Strip and Beasley 

2017: Crown Point and McQuesten

2018: North End and Sherman Hub

2019: Parkview 

We generated a number of reports using the data that was collected.  Here is a link to the trees we have inventoried.

Beach Strip Report (2016)

Beasley Report (2016)

Crown Point Report (2017)

McQuesten Report (2017)

North End Report (2018)

Sherman Hub (2018)

Parkview Report (2019)

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  • Lynda Lukasik
    published this page in Projects 2021-03-17 19:43:24 -0400