Tell me more about Native Trees!

We love trees….and we especially love native Canadian trees. There are teams of experts collaborating on this project who understand the biology and ecology of native trees.  In cooperation with the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre, we’re using scientific research to guide our tree selection process within the transportation corridor. Rest assured, we’re going to put the right trees in the right locations.


How will we plant 117,000 trees? – with the right people of course. Our partners at Landscape Ontario, the provincial trade association of horticultural industry, represent over 2,600 members, many of whom are being generous with their time and resources to help us get trees planted as efficiently as possible. This is how we get the most our of every dollar donated to our campaign!

What’s involved in tree planting & care?

Transplanted trees along the Highway of Heroes will face harsh conditions. To ensure the Tribute flourishes, our experts will prepare extensive site preparation plans and choose the right species for the right soil. We strive for the highest survival rates possible.

There will be multiple planting sites that will each incorporate elements of our comprehensive Landscape Master Plan. Designed by award winning Landscape Architects at Wentworth Landscaping alongside other industry expert, Ron Koudys, the plan looks at a number of factors including:

  • local topography, soil type and condition, prevailing wind and weather, views from the highway and line of site, ground and surface water, Setback distance from the highway, and available room for planting