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Tree Planting Events

SHARPEN YOUR SHOVELS!

Join us on: 

Sat. May 18th, 9:00 am – 12 noon

Nithview Flood Plain

Click below for details!

(This is a smaller than usual planting)

Spring Planting is completed and we soon be planning our Fall schedule. In the meantime, we will watering and watching our young trees over the summer. Join our team!

See below for all we did last year!

Workshops

Workshops

 Summer Fruit Tree Pruning  Workshop

 This time of year is good to get rid of the water sprouts and other branches on your fruit trees. 

Save the date ~ Saturday, June 15th, 

9:00 – 12:00 noon. 

Details will be posted soon. 

We held two excellent workshops, Fruit Tree Pruning and Tree Pruning with Mike Yost, this winter. 

SpecialEvents

Special Events

FOREST TOURS, PARADES & MORE!

We have Forest Walks with Louis Silcox. Come and explore the trails and trees of Wilmot Township. 

The walks are Wednesday evenings 

           7:00 – 8:00 pm

May 15th, Walker Woods

May 29th, Schmidt Woods

June 5th, Baden Sand Hill

June 19th, Downtown New Hamburg

Join us. We are always looking to expand our team. 

Go to the Details & Registration icon for details. 

Check us out on YouTube (click icon top right corner of this page) to see our videos on how to plant, mulch and prune trees and more.

New Hamburg is a pageant of a wide variety of tree species, and some of them are spectacular! A brief walk along three downtown streets will take you past 7 varieties of maple, 3 varieties of spruce, 2 of oak, 2 of willow, 2 of birch and many more. Come on a one-hour walk to see how many you already know.

Meet in the Kirkpatrick parking lot at 122 Wilmot Street by the gazebo (near the New Hamburg Dam).

We won’t go if it’s raining.

REGISTER NOW: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/town-trees-new-hamburg-tickets-713423327377

Help create healthy and vibrant communities. Join us for planting trees at Baden Hills Regional Forest near Baden. No experience necessary, but advance registration is greatly appreciated. Instructions and refreshments will be provided.

September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconcilation. We invite you to wear an orange shirt in honour of the students of Residential Schools, and to reflect on the connection between environmental issues, reconciliation and justice.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tree-planting-at-baden-hills-regional-forest-tickets-713389044837

Help create healthy and vibrant communities. Join us for planting trees at Baden Hills Regional Forest near Baden. No experience necessary, but advance registration is greatly appreciated. Instructions and refreshments will be provided.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tree-planting-at-baden-hills-regional-forest-tickets-713407349587

Help create healthy and vibrant communities. Join us for planting trees at Baden Hills Regional Forest near Baden. No experience necessary, but advance registration is greatly appreciated. Instructions and refreshments will be provided.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tree-planting-corner-of-gingerich-rd-foundry-st-baden-on-tickets-713413638397

Location: Wilmot Rec Complex, Upstairs (elevator available) Meeting Room A

Let’s Tree Wilmot’s celebrates its accomplishments and volunteers. 

“Volunteer Led Ecological Restoration” will be discussed by  Mike Schwarz, a volunteer with Trees for Woolwich and founder of Earthscape.  We have the Mike Schout Wetlands Preserve. Woolwich Township has The Habitats or Elmira Nature Reserve (67 acres) with 5 ecosystems: Oak savanna, tallgrass prairie, oak-beech-yellow birch forest, succession forest, and wetlands. It is an amazing project. 
 
Join us for this free meeting, refreshments, and celebration.
No need to register, lots of room for all!

PAST SEASONS

2023 Tree Planting: 

Attendance of volunteers = 230 

Schmidt Woods/Rec Centre
• Planted – 200, Supporters – Township, Natural Resources Canada
Catherine Street Park and Scott Park
• Planted – 134, Supporter – SAP Software Solutions.
Baden Hills Regional Forest
• Planted – 637, Sponsor – Natural Resources Canada
Foundry/Gingrich Gateway
• Planted – 430, Supporters – Region of Waterloo, Natural Resources Canada
Pfenning farm
• Planted – 200, Seedlings, Supporter – Landowner
Forest Glen PS
• Planted 6 Silver Maple Plants with the Grade 4/5

Trees/Shrubs planted in 2023: 1601 Trees Planted since 2020: 3358

Seedling bed is now at 1670 seedling trees. Next year about 400 seedlings will be ready for transplanting.

Tree watering:
The Township has been watering newly planted trees and now LTW has a pickup truck with tank and pump to water trees planted in past two years.

Other:

Pruning Workshops

Forest Walks

Pruning Videos and other

Planning: 
Getting ready for the 2024 season. 

And finally, thank you so much to all of our wonderful volunteers! We couldn’t have accomplished this much without you!

Check us out on YouTube to see our videos on how to plant, mulch and prune trees and more.

See us on Facebook for the latest news and tips. https://www.facebook.com/letstreewilmot