National Forest Week is September 17 to 23, and the City has lots planned to celebrate Mississauga’s urban forest and natural areas. Show your appreciation for trees by joining a guided walk at a park, coming out to a tree giveaway, or joining a tree planting. These events will help you learn about Mississauga’s heritage system while showing how you can help protect, restore, enhance and expand the city’s woodlands and urban forest.
The City is hosting a series of events, walks and giveaways in Mississauga to celebrate National Forest Week. You will be able to:
- Join a one-hour guided forest walk at Osprey Marsh, Jack Darling Memorial Park or Silver Fox Forest to learn about the mature woodlands and the City’s efforts to restore it.
- Try your hand at removing invasive plant species with City staff at Osprey Marsh, Hewick Meadows, Sawmill Creek Park or Erindale Park while learning about the natural heritage of the park.
- Join a tree planting event at Erin Woods and Osprey Marsh to help the City reach their goal of planting one million more trees in Mississauga by 2032.
- Come out to a tree giveaway. Plant a tree or shrub on your property and add it to the City’s one million tree goal.
All Mississauga residents interested in learning more about Mississauga’s urban forest canopy.
All events will take place from September 17 to October 29, 2023.
All events are in-person at various locations in Mississauga.
Trees, natural areas and woodlands are important to Mississauga’s heritage and provide many benefits. Trees help combat climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from our atmosphere, they cool our streets by providing canopy cover, reduce flooding by slowing the flow of water and stabilizing river banks and they increase the city’s beauty through colourful blooms and leaves
To learn more about National Forest Week or register for events, visit mississauga.ca/national-forest-week.
Support the One Million Trees program
The City’s One Million Trees program aims to add one million more trees to Mississauga’s tree canopy by 2032. Since the program launched in 2013, more than 500,000 trees have been planted across Mississauga. There are approximately 2.1 million trees on public and private lands throughout the city.
Whether you participate in one of the City’s tree-planting events or plant a tree or shrub on your property, each one counts. Add your tree or shrub to the tally and have it count towards the one million tree goal. When planting a tree or shrub, consider using native species since these are best suited to Mississauga’s climate and have the most benefit for the city’s native wildlife.
Learn more about the One Million Trees program or add your tree at onemilliontrees.ca.