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10000 Trees Planting Event – Oct 16-20

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until October 20, 2021

What: This planting event is being brought to you courtesy of a partnership between Parks Canada and 10,000 Trees.

Where: Rouge National Urban Park’s 19th Avenue Day Use Area, 6994 19th Ave, Markham, Ontario, Canada, L6B 1A8


Saturday, October 16th: All day Site Setup (no tree planting).

Sunday, October 17th through Wednesday October 20th: Morning and afternoon tree planting sessions each day.

Volunteer Openings: 20 Site Setup Volunteers on Saturday, October 16th, and 3 Planting Coaches and 30 Tree Planters for each of the 8 Tree Planting Sessions from Sunday October 17th through Wednesday, October 20th (284 openings in total).


– Registration is open to fully vaccinated* adult** volunteers, on a first-registered first-served individual basis, or until close of registration at 12:00 noon on Thursday, September 30th, whichever occurs first.

– If all available spots are filled, then prospective volunteers may add themselves to the waitlist

– Parks Canada will contact all participants via email to also complete Parks Canada’s mandatory registration. 

*2nd vaccination date plus 14 days

** 18 or older on day of participation

Please click on the date and time below you would like to register for:

– Saturday, October 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Site Setup)

– Sunday, October 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Tree Planting)

– Sunday, October 17th from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tree Planting)

– Monday, October 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Tree Planting)

 Monday, October 18th from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tree Planting)

– Tuesday, October 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Tree Planting)

– Tuesday, October 19th from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tree Planting)

– Wednesday, October 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Tree Planting)

– Wednesday, October 20th from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tree Planting)

Parking: Parking will be available a short distance from the planting site.

Washroom Facilities: Washroom facilities are on-site


– Everyone will be responsible for bringing and wearing their own PPE (face masks, gloves, etc.) and for maintaining physical distance from others.

– 10,000 Trees will be responsible for regularly sanitizing high-contact surfaces.

– Prior to leaving home for the planting, everyone is strongly encouraged to complete Ontario’s mandatory COVID-19 screening questions and then comply with the direction given.

– If the event has to be cancelled for COVID-19 or any other reason/s, 10,000 Trees will immediately inform all registered volunteers by email.


– If you have your own shovel, please bring it

– Please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately as the planting will take place “rain or shine”


Q: What do Site Setup volunteers do on Saturday, October 16th?

A: Site Setup volunteers transport planting stock from delivery trucks to designated spots within the planting area, and then cover them to keep their roots wet and alive.

Q: I’ve never planted trees before, will someone there show me how?

A: Yes, one of our Planting Coaches will show you how to properly plant trees so that they have the best possible chances of growing.

Q: Who do I have to show my Eventbrite ticket to?

A: You need to show your Eventbrite ticket QR code to the Registration Desk on arrival for scanning.

Q: Where can I find my Eventbrite Ticket QR Code?

A: You can find it in the pdf attached to the “Your Tickets…” email that is sent to your email address immediately after registering.

Q: Can I bring a printed copy of my Eventbrite Ticket QR Code?

A: We would appreciate if you could bring your smartphone and have the screen opened to your Eventbrite Ticket QR Code, so that we can scan you in without wasting paper.

Q: Am I allowed to register more than once?

A: Absolutely YES! Just don’t register for different roles on the same day and the same time.

October 16th to 20th, 2021 Planting

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October 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


10000 Trees