Care about trees in your local greenspace or woodland? Want to help your neighbours plant more trees? Become an Oakville TreeKeeper today!
The Oakville TreeKeepers program provides free trees, invasive species removal help, stewardship training, and fun community events to bring your neighbours together.
Join us! We are looking for our next crop of Oakville TreeKeepers! Oakville TreeKeepers carry out on-the-ground stewardship activities to improve the health of trees and woodlands in their neighbourhoods. To join, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at: 289-813-1568 and tell us which urban forest patch, woodland or trees you care about most.
Launched in 2016, our Oakville TreeKeepers program has seen over 500 volunteers chip in to restore their local woodland patches and help their urban trees. Oakvillegreen has worked with TreeKeepers at 13 sites, including: Bronte Bluffs, Shell Park, Langtry Park, Glen Oak Trail, Munn’s Creek, Perkins Passage, Pelee Woods, the Parkway, Lions Valley Park, Woodgate Woods, Millstone Park, Castlefield Park and Valleyridge Park.
Most recently in Summer 2018, we focused our efforts on tree care – mulching, monitoring and watering young trees that have been planted at these sites. We also continued invasive species monitoring and removal.
UPCOMING TREEKEEPERS EVENTS
Stay tuned for news of Fall 2018 events!
We are continuing to host workshops for our TreeKeepers on topics including invasive species monitoring, urban trees and tree care, and pollinator gardens. Summaries of our recent workshops are now available on our blog. Click below to read more:
TreeKeepers Update #15 – That’s a wrap! End of Summer Update
TreeKeepers Update #14 – Mulching, Sheridan College & Fall Tree Planting Dates
TreeKeepers Update #13 – What we’ve been up to; Oakville garden receives award from the Perennial Plant Association
TreeKeepers Update #12 – A tough life for trees this summer!
TreeKeepers Update #11 – Tree Inventories
TreeKeepers Update #10 – Oakvillegreen’s upcoming workshops
TreeKeepers Update #9 – A very busy week in review: Corporate Greening Day, ash trees, CYAN Day of Action, and Oakville Eco-Adventure Camp!
TreeKeepers Update #8 – Stop dumping yard waste, Corporate Greening Day, and more garlic mustard
TreeKeepers Update #7 – Corporate Greening Days and garlic mustard removal
TreeKeepers Update #6 – Corporate Greening Day and upcoming garlic mustard pull
TreeKeepers Update #5 – Overview of Perkins Passage and Ash Tree Treatment program update
TreeKeepers Update #4 – Ian Martin Group corporate greening day at Glen Oaks Trail
TreeKeepers Update #3 – TreeKeepers program launch at Pelee Woods
TreeKeepers Update #2 – Launch prep at Pelee Woods
TreeKeepers Update #1 – About Perkins Passage and upcoming events
TREEKEEPERS IN THE NEWS