Great Tree Canopy Comeback

Join us for the 2023 Great Tree Canopy Comeback

“The Great Tree Canopy Comeback (GTCC) began in 2001 with the mission & focus to restore a canopy that was found
to be severely lacking in the Parks System. Since the first annual event, the GTCC has been responsible for planting
over 2,800 trees in multiple parks and trails throughout the county. This planting success, with the addition of other
tree care needs, caused the GTCC to evolve in 2018. There was a reduction in the number of trees that were planted
with an element to the event: the removal of invasive shrubs and trees from the parks’ natural wooded areas.”

On Saturday, October 21st, Fort Wayne Trails will once again be participating in The Great Tree Canopy Comeback! Working alongside our partners with the City of New Haven, FWT is looking for approximately 30 volunteers to help plant and mulch 75 trees along the Landin Road Trail in New Haven. Holes for the trees will be pre-dug and planting instruction and guidance will be provided.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring a shovel and metal rake to help with the planting, and a 5 gallon bucket to assist in mulching. We will have some gloves on hand but we recommend that you bring your own if you can.

All participants who register before 10/4/23 will get a limited edition Great Tree Canopy Comeback t-shirt!
This event is always a good time and we hope that you will join us!

If you’d like to help with this effort but are not available to volunteer that day, we are also taking donations for trees. The cost for an entire tree is $100. Contact [email protected] if you would like to support the efforts of the Great Tree Canopy Comeback!