Re-leaf Niagara is an urban, community program aimed to increase the urban canopy of our cities. Our own native nursery trees are matched with community mentors and tree recipients who provide the sites for planting.
In 2016 Land Care Niagara was awarded a three year Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The goal of this grant awarded was/ is to increase the community’s urban canopy through education and engagement, using trees from our very own Re-Leaf Nursery. Encouraging people to support a healthy and sustainable environment, this initiative is helping people participate in ecosystem conservation and restoration efforts, and has an impact on the lives of community members.
As we continue to source additional funding for this program, we utilize the nursery as a fundraising and educational initiative. All funds raised from purchasing a nursery tree are used towards operational costs of the nursery, delivery of small-scale tree planting projects and educational nursery workshops. If you or someone you know is interested in purchasing a native, locally sourced tree for your property, please contact us for an up-to-date tree inventory and price list.
Locations where trees have been planted thanks to partner groups and organizations are:
- Fireman’s park, City of Niagara Falls (2020)
- 3 Areas along Walker’s Creek (2016,2017, 2018)
- Rotary Park, St.Catharines (2017)
- Various Niagara Falls Schools (2017,2018, 2019)
- Niagara Falls Arbor Day tree planting events (2016, 2017, 2018)
- Beamsville Lions Memorial Forest (2017)