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National Forest Week Tree Health Check in High Park​

Saturday, September 28, 2-3:30PM

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for all our events, hikes and workshops. We do this to ensure we don’t exceed our capacity for indoor events or the maximum limits for group sizes on High Park’s ecologically sensitive trails. Please register on our website before coming to High Park.

We cannot guarantee availability of walk-in spots. If an event is at capacity, please put yourself on our waitlist. We will notify waitlisted participants if we open up new spots or sessions for our events. Please contact us if you have any questions.

National Forest Week Tree Health Check in High Park Details

National Forest Week is celebrated each year across Canada during the third week in September. Throughout this week, Canadians are invited to learn more about the incredible forest heritage of the land and the importance to preserve it.

Celebrate this National Forest Week in High Park with the Nature Centre by helping us protect native trees! We will learn how to monitor tree health using the Community Science Tree Check Form from the Invasive Species Centre. Then, we’ll walk through the forest and complete the health check form for as many trees as possible. Along the way, we’ll learn about Ontario Forest Regions, forest ecology, and and build on our nature identification skills.

Can’t make it to our National Forest Week Tree Check event in High Park? Check the tree in your backyard to using this online form or consider making a donation to support our work in High Park.

Price: Pay what you can ($0, $5 or $10)

Note: This is a stewardship event. Attend 10 stewardship events and get a bandana for free. Check out our Special Events webpage to learn more.

A green poster celebrating Canada's National Forest Week with various imagery.

Each year National Forest Week (NFW) is celebrated across Canada by many individuals and diverse governmental and non governmental organizations. During NFW, Canadians are invited to learn more about Canada’s forest heritage and to raise awareness about this valuable and renewable resource.

National Forest Week 2024 will take place between September 22-28. This year’s theme is “Two-Eyed Seeing: Welcoming all knowledge to sustain our forests.” Two-Eyed Seeing is a powerful perspective braiding Traditional Knowledge with Western Science. Through mutual respect and collaboration, we can learn how to implement Indigenous traditions with modern technologies to sustain healthy forests for future generations. Together we are stronger, helping to enable economic innovation and mitigate and adapt to the ever-changing climate challenges (such as wildfires, forest pests/pathogens, species at risk) facing our forests.

Saturday, September 28, 2-3:30PM

This event will begin at the High Park Nature Centre’s Forest School building located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive.

A number of changes were made to the travel network within High Park as part of the High Park Movement Strategy that might influence your decision to drive to High Park. In case you’re driving we strongly recommend you to park your car at the public parking lot near Grenadier Cafe.

We continue to recommend using the TTC or biking as the best way to get to High Park and the Nature Centre. The Nature Centre is situated just a 5-minute walk from the High Park Subway Station. In case you were biking, there are bike racks available in front of the Nature Centre.

Please note, High Park is closed to cars on the weekends. If your event is on a weekend, you will need to park outside the park and walk in, or take transit.

Visit our How To Get Here page to learn more about planning your trips to High Park.

Pay what you can ($0, $5 or $10)

Hike routes through High Park might include some uneven terrain and mild slopes.

We welcome registered therapy or guide dogs to our events. However, we kindly ask that that family pets be left at home.

This event is funded by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other events, hikes and workshops in High Park.

Registration Policies

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Thank You To Our Funders​

National Forest Week Tree Health Check in High Park​​​ is supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other stewardship events in High Park.