ReLeaf Hamilton is a unique network of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, all of whom have an interest in the future of Hamilton's natural heritage and landscape.

We bring together a wide range of people: community groups, government, developers, environmental professionals, First Nations, citizens, planners, the farming community and industry. Our strength lies in the partnerships and in-kind support provided by these groups and together we’re working to strategically plan for the future of Hamilton’s natural landscape.


The ReLeaf Network began life in April 2008 when a Tree Symposium initiated by the Hamilton-Wentworth Stewardship Council brought together more than 50 professionals, academics and residents who shared an interest in the well-being of our urban forests. This event led to the formation of a working group that has become the nucleus of ReLeaf Hamilton.

Now ReLeaf Hamilton has expanded to gather all of the current knowledge available about our local natural environment to create an invaluable tool that will enhance the bond between our natural resources and urban necessities.