Naturalization Projects & Tree Planting Events

The City works on projects for tree plantings, as well as with local organizations, to add to the Barrie's canopy.  

Naturalization Projects

Throughout Barrie’s park systems, signs have been placed to identify specific areas where plant communities are being encouraged to revert back to their native state. Hardy native plants have adapted to local climatic conditions over thousands of years and provide essential food and shelter to urban wildlife, such as songbirds and butterflies. To participate in local naturalization planting projects, watch for newspaper ads calling for volunteers.

Tree Plantings

Barrie is proud to partner with Earth Day Canada for their 2021/2022 Municipal Tree Planting Relay. For 2022, the City pledges to plant 875 trees/shrubs and hold at least 15 planting events. There are many tree planting events scheduled for 2022, including:

As event details are confirmed, Urban Forestry staff will update the above information and/or links above.
Event​# of TreesLocation​Date
Living Green spring community tree plantingTBDTBDMay 7, 2022
Assikinack Public School spring tree planting event200Assikinack ParkTBD
​Living Green and Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority tree planting events​500TBDTBD
Living Green fall community tree plantingTBDTBDOct. 29, 2022
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority tree planting150Dunsmore ParkTBD
Living Green Barrie and the Rotary Club tree planting eventTBD​Batteaux ParkTBD

In addition to the listed events, 10 Neighbourhood Tree Stewards plantings (five in spring, five in fall) are being delivered by Living Green Barrie, working with each of Barrie's ward councillors for small, private tree plantings.

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