Map of area to be planted first

St. Marys launches Tree Donation Program

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Program a part of the Town’s continued effort to enhance the urban forest

The Town of St. Marys is pleased to announce the launch of its Tree Donation Program. The program will help create natural areas in Town in a continued effort to enhance the urban forest. The first location is the Meadowridge Park Naturalization Project.

The creation of naturalized areas and Tree Donation Program was approved at the recommendation of Town Staff and the Green Committee.  

Within the coming weeks, the Town and its partners, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority and the St. Marys Rotary Club will plant approximately 450 trees and shrubs to kick start the naturalized areas. The expectation is that the final size of the natural area will be 30,000 square feet. No existing amenities such as the sports field or playground will be impacted by this project.

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation for trees to be planted in Meadowridge Park for spring of 2022, can do so at All contributions will be allocated to the overall naturalization project, meaning no specific tree(s) will be designated per donation. At this time, donations are only being accepted for this location.

Part of the project will also include the installation of a trail throughout the natural area, allowing donors to experience the memoriam forest.

Donors will receive an acknowledgement certificate and also have the option to purchase a plaque for $20. Plaques will be installed along the walking trail in the memoriam forest.

For more information on the Town’s natural areas, visit or contact Morgan Dykstra, Public Works and Planning Coordinator at 519-284-2340 ext. 213 or

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Beverly Brenneman, Corporate Communications Manager
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