Trees for 3 Dots Planting Inc. (T43D) is an incorporated not-for-profit organization registered in 2013 to help communities implement large-scale large-caliper tree planting projects. These projects provide an opportunity for broad based community engagement in cost-effective tree planting that will enhance the environment and leave an immediate, highly visible, and long lasting legacy.  Our innovative tree planting techniques and our low attrition rates have demonstrated that properly supported volunteers can successfully plant large trees in projects that will have a major impact on their community.

VMPCP-Logo-ComProg-tag-stackedT43D was created as a response to requests from community groups in London, Ontario and from other municipalities in Southern Ontario for help in implementing similar projects to the Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program (VMPCP).  The VMPCP is a highly successful public-private community based landscaping project begun in 2011 along a major access route into London, Ontario.

Mission Statement

Community Tree Planting Made Easy. Trees for 3 Dots Planting Inc. will help broad-based community groups develop their neighbourhoods through tree planting projects.

Our Services

There are many great ideas to enhance the environment and improve communities through tree planting.   However there are many technical details that go into a successful implementation of a tree planting project that can seem overwhelming to a group of well-meaning volunteers. Trees for 3 Dots Planting Inc. (T43D) will assist with those technical details allowing the group to focus on the goals of the project and to rally the support of the community.  T43D’s team of experts will help with:

  1. Project design and implementation planning
  2. Obtaining permits and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations
  3. Fund-raising, especially contacts with foundations, government grants, and corporate sponsors
  4. Administrative support including reporting requirements to funding agencies
  5. Material acquisition both of trees and planting materials
  6. Equipment and tools
  7. Access to a base of professional and community volunteers
  8. Volunteer training in highly successful tree planting techniques
  9. Planting Day event management
  10. Development of an After-Care and Tree monitoring program

Board of Directors

Many of the individuals who are making the VMPCP such as success are also involved the creation and development of Trees for 3 Dots Planting Inc.


Barry A. Sandler, B.A., B.Ed. – Executive Director

Founder & Executive Director, Veterans Memorial Parkway Community Program


Michael Leach, B.Sc., PEng. – Director & Board Chairman

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Steelway Building Systems


Cam D. Cunningham – Director & Board Secretary

Business Development, Pipesak Inc.


Sandra E. Savage, M.S.W. – Director & Board Treasurer

Mental Health Lead, Supervisor Professional Support Staff, London District Catholic School Board


Michelle Peer Meng, B.A.Sc. – Director

Branch Manager, Masonville Branch, BMO Bank of Montreal


Vanessa Kinsley – Director


Tania Testa – Founder, and Marketing and Communications Advisor

Manager, Communications, Thames Valley District School Board


Paul R. Gagnon – Environmental Horticulturist and Tree Advisor

President, Tunpetti Corp


Greg Patterson, B.Sc.(Agr), C.C.A.(Mi) – Agronomist & Soil and Soil Testing Advisor

President, A & L Canada


Craig Ingram – Arborist, and After-Care Advisor

President, Lanktree Tree Service


Tony Zimmerman


Larry Fleet – Landscaping Equipment Advisor and Scouts Canada Liaison

Owner, Patcon Landscaping


Colleen G. McCauley, Hons. BA – Marketing & Communications Advisor

Owner, Earth to Business Marketing


Sommer Foster MFC, BSc (Biology)


Project Partners to-date


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