Tree planting is an annual GYL event that has taken place for 11 years. This activity allows for GYL members to work together and do something good for the environment. GYL works together with an organization called “Friends of the Rouge River” to make this event possible. Members go to different areas in the GTA every year in order to plant trees to help the surrounding ecosystems and biodiversity in them thrive. Tree planting is an amazing opportunity for members to help many different ecosystems in the GTA while also building essential skills such as collaboration, teamwork, and empathy.