Plant a tree, pollinator garden, remove invasive plants, and more. There’s lots you can do at your home environment to help make a difference for a greener, more biodiverse Burlington.
Perks of Registering your Green Up activity:
- When you register your Green Up participation, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a great eco-prize!
- We’ve got extra prizes for those that share their photos with us – so take photos of your Green Up and tag us on social media or e-mail them to us at email@example.com for EXTRA chances to win!
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ways to green up at home
Plant a native shrub, tree or pollinator perennial
- Check out this guide to sourcing native plants locally (PDF).
- You can find out more about native trees and which ones are best for Burlington using the Ontario Tree Atlas.
- Consult the Tree Planting Guide to set your new tree up for success.
If you plant butterfly-friendly wildflowers or a pollinator patch you be a part of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Ranger project! and may receive a free Ranger sign to place in your garden!
Remove Invasive Plants
- Learn more about Halton Invasive Species and Biodiversity from Conservation Halton.
- Find out how you can tackle invasive species at home from the Ontario Invasive Plant Council.
- Review this “Grow-Instead-Guide” to gardening with native plant species in Southern Ontario.
- Learn how to remove the invasive plant garlic mustard with our useful video tutorial.
Give some Tree Loving Care (TLC) to your trees
- Maintaining and caring for trees is important for their overall health and longevity.
- Visit our Tree Information page to learn about why a healthy tree canopy is important
- Consult the Tree Planting Guide for useful tips on caring for your trees.
- Check out these tips for summer tree care.
Learn about the importance of caring for local nature
- Send along a message about why protecting and restoring local nature matters to you.
- Visit our popular Nature Friendly Burlington resources and stay connected to local nature news, events and projects
- Learn about native species, pollinators and biodiversity with Go Wild! and Carolinian Canada.
Watch the Burlington Biodiverse webinar on Backyard Gardening for Pollinators.
Give Today For A Greener Tomorrow